Program Intern

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SOS Outreach
Vail, CO
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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SOS Outreach Background: SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 in Colorado’s Vail Valley. As a not-for-profit organization, we build character and self-esteem in youth through outdoors activities and the SOS curriculum. Our programs offer outdoors activities and the structure of the SOS curriculum, which includes consistent adult mentors, community service opportunities, and life skill workshops. Through these opportunities, and the adult mentor relationships that are central to our programs, SOS accomplishes its mission of character building in underprivileged youth to enhance their decision-making for healthy and successful life experiences.

Position: Program Intern

These positions are designed for those seeking to gain experience in the field of nonprofit administration and youth development. The position will be split between field and office responsibilities; the majority of time will be in an office environment. Your responsibilities will be to coordinate program logistics with youth, adult mentors, youth agencies, and mountain resorts. Duties may include:
• Volunteer recruitment and management
• Assisting programs in the field (weekdays, nights, and weekends)
• Recruiting and training seasonal program mentors
• Researching and recruiting new youth agencies
• Registering students and staff
• Maintaining equipment inventory
• Data entry
• Assistance with marketing and special events

Internship Key Components:
• Administrative: Assist with all day to day duties including phone calls, data entry, spreadsheet tracking, and general office operations.
• Staff Support Projects: Based on interest and organizational need, assist staff with on-going projects that including events logistics, program research, evaluative data, and inventory management.
• Independent Projects: Interns, working in coordination with a staff member, will identify a project that they can design, develop, initiate and evaluate on their own. The project should have a value to the SOS Outreach office and contribute to the full educational, talent and skill development of the internship. The program could improve an existing process or initiate a new program.
• Career/Self Development: To aid in the interns career and life enrichment, the SOS Outreach office will serve as a conduit for networking and accessing both relationships and resources. Each intern will identify skills he/she wants to learn during the internship in the Learning/Work Plan on the first day. These goals can be to expand knowledge of an issue, advance career prospects, and connect to field, industry and community leaders with the primary goal of career advancement. The time allotted for this component will receive the same level of priority as those components that directly benefit the SOS Outreach office.


• Prefer 3 month minimum but negotiable depending on time of year.
• Some college experience or be a high school student in SOS programs
• Minimum of 8 hours per week.
• Individuals not receiving college credit for their internship will be required by their supervisor, as part of the educational component of the internship, to write a short paper on what they learned.

• Unpaid
• Might receive a ski pass depending on responsibilities.

Possible Locations:
• Eagle County Office (Main Office)
• Front Range Office
• Summit County Office
• Tahoe Office
• Northwest Office

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the SOS Outreach Office of your interest. Office contact information can be found at

How To Apply

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