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The Adaptive Sports Center offers students and/or recent graduates the opportunity to gain practical work experience through our summer or winter internships. As an intern you will get hands on experience helping individuals with disabilities explore the outdoors in one of the most beautiful places in the world. 

The ASC offers internships for students studying Recreation, Community-Based Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor Education, Recreation for Special Populations, Program Administration & Management, Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, Business, Journalism, Marketing and Communications, Development/ Fundraising, Nonprofit Management,and other related fields.

We offer a variety of internships, including programming, marketing, and development. The deadline to apply for summer internships varies. See internship descriptions for details. 

  

 Winter Mountain Internship

Also known as the "Programming Intern", in this role you will put on a pair of skis and assist participants and instructors on the mountain. Winter Mountain interns learn the ins and outs of skiing, snowboarding, and ice climbing; no two days are the same for an intern at the Adaptive Sports Center. You will be required to participate both on the mountain and in the office. Beginning in mid-December and ending in mid-April, you will have the rare chance to experience a full ski season in the best ski town in North America.

On the mountain, interns begin by assisting on lessons, gaining the experience to eventually become an adaptive instuctor. Through attending various clinics and experiencing daily lessons with participants, Winter Mountain Interns will have the opportunity to learn about various disabilities and adaptations used for eachh unique individual. 

Interns are expected to be in the office at least once a week. Task involve organizing legal waivers with discretion, welcoming walk-ins, scheduling future participants, and assisting volunteers and staff members in day-to-day logistics. This is a popular non-clinical therapeutic recreation internship for students who need field experience to become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists.

Each intern will take lead for the many groups that come visit the ASC duing the winter. Groups such as Roger Pepper Adventure Camp for Teen Burn Survivors, Wounded Warrior Project, and NYU's Initiative for Woman with Disabilities are just some examples of the dynamic groups you will meet.

To apply for the Winter Mountain Internship click here: https://cbadaptive.wufoo.com/forms/s114rlhl1wyktks/ 
For any questions please email Ben Banker at Ben@adaptivesports.org or call (970)-349-5075.



Summer Field Internship

The Summer Season begins mid-May and ends in mid-October. Summer adventures include ropes course, mountain biking, hand cycling, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, and kayaking. The Summer Feild Intern will get hands-on experience both on the field and in the office.

Through a variety of clinic and trainings, interns are expected to learn the skills required for each activity we offer to participants. While in the feild, interns will eventually become co-instructors for each excursion.

Interns are scheduled an office day at least one day a week in order to assist in daily operations. They will learn what it takes to make a day run smoothly for summer programs at the ASC. Similar to a Winter Intern, tasks involve organizing legal waivers with discretion, welcoming walk-ins, scheduling future participants, and assisting volunteers and staff members in day-to-day logistics.

Summer Interns are required to assist in a major fundraising event called the Crested Butte Open. It is ASC's biggest fundraiser and interns will learn what it takes to fundraise for a major nonprofit. Staff, interns, and volunteers work together to make this event a success.

For any questions please email Ben Banker at Ben@adaptivesports.org or call (970)-349-5075.

 

Winter Marketing Internship

With a passion for the outdoors, our Winter Marketing Intern needs a sharp eye for the unique moments individuals experience while participating with the Adaptive Sports Center. 

As a Winter Marketing Intern, you will assist the Marketing and Communicatons department by creating engaging, top-notch content during the winter season.

From November to April, you will work alongside our outdoor guides on ski and snowboard lessons in order to capture epic moments on camera, followed by an on-camera interview with staff and participants about their experiences. Other tasks involve creating mini documentaries, highlight reels, commercials, and writing short articles to post on our social media pages and website.

When in the office, you will create content using our graphic design software as well as our video and photo editing software. This will give you the opportunity to build a strong, unique portfolio to take with you after the internship.

Qualifications include a student or recent graduate majoring in video and film, photography, journalism, or strategic communications.

For any questions email Brian Barker at Brian@adaptivesports.org

Summer Marketing Internship

Our Summer Marketing Intern must have a passion for the outdoors and a sharp eye for the stories and moments that others may miss.

During mid-May through mid-October, you will often be found shadowing our guides and taking high-quality photos and video on excursions; activities include ropes course, mountain biking, hand cycling, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, and kayaking. 

When you're not out documenting adventures, you will create content using our graphic design software as well as our video and photo editing software. This will give you the opportunity to build a strong, unique portfolio to take with you after the internship. 

Qualifications include a student or recent graduate majoring in video and film, photography, journalism, or strategic communications.

For any questions email Brian Barker at Brian@adaptivesports.org

 

Accommodations and Compensation

Interns are provided housing as part of their compensation. They will live in a newly renovated and fully accessible building maintained and owned by the Adaptive Sports Center. Located in the town of Crested Butte, these accommodations are valued at $500 per month including utilities. Each with his/her own rooms, up to six interns live together for a full season. Terms of the lease are dictated by the Adaptive Sports Center and interns are asked to provide a refundable security deposit of $600 each, which will be held onto through the end of the season. It will only be deposited if charges are acquired.

Along with housing, interns receive a monthly stipend of $250. Winter interns are provided with a season ski pass, valued at $600.
Interns are required to perform their internship in its entirety. A clear driving record with no violations in the last three years is a must. Finally, interns working in the field need to have a current CPR/First Aid Certification.