The BOEC’s Internship Program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals interested in Outdoor/Experiential Education, Therapeutic Recreation, and Recreation Management to gain professional experience and knowledge in this growing field. Interns get hands on experience in all aspects of programming and have the opportunity to expand their soft and hard skills. The Winter Internship runs from November 1st through April 30th.
Winter interns make a six month commitment, working primarily for the Adaptive Ski Program based at Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. After an intense month long training, the interns become an integral part of the ski office, first as assistant instructors and quickly advancing to primary instructors for people with various disabilities. This internship although incredibly rewarding and educational, is physically and mentally demanding. Interns may spend their day helping students get on and off the lift, as well as introducing them to adaptive skiing or helping them improve their current skills.
During the winter, interns also facilitate wilderness courses with various groups. These courses require interns to be involved in preplanning, such as course design and food shopping, as well as group facilitation, team building exercises, and participation on the BOEC ropes course or high and low elements. When on course, interns and other BOEC staff remain with participants twenty-four hours.
Although the Winter Internship requires a long commitment and hard work outdoors during the cold months in Breckenridge, many former interns have used this experience to further their careers in experiential/outdoor education and adaptive skiing/snowboarding.
***Full Room and Board is provided in a ski-in-ski-out location with a monthly stipend***
Please apply on our website boec.org under Internship.