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Summer Opportunities

The opportunities listed on this page are not guaranteed by the Career Development and Internships Office, and are listed only as a service to current North Park students and alumni. Please contact the office for more information on available assessments and tools for developing your career after college.

Job Title: Spark Ventures Resource Development Intern (Summer 2014)

Company: Spark Ventures

Website: Spark Ventures

Experience: Qualifications

  •  Strong attention to detail
  •  Ability to complete projects independently
  •  A high level of computer proficiency. Experience with Salesforce or other CRM database is a plus.
  •  Strong research and communication skills

Salary: Unpaid

Job Location: 134 N LaSalle, 5th Floor Chicago, IL 60602

Contact: Stephanie Denzer, Program Manager, sdenzer@sparkventures.org, (773) 293-6710

Description: The Resource Development Intern will gain valuable insight into the environment at a small and growing nonprofit organization. The intern will be responsible for assisting the Finance Manager with resource development and management and donor database management. On the same note, s/he will have opportunities to gain exposure to areas of nonprofit management and operations that s/he feels are of special interest.

Responsibilities May Include 


Resource Development and Management:
  •  Conduct prospect research for high-value prospects
  •  Assist with management of major fundraising programs, including our fall event 
  •  Manage tracking of tickets and correspondence with attendees
Database Management:
  •  Conduct long term data clean-up projects in the Salesforce database
  •  Enter and maintain data on constituents, donations and events
  •  Pull performance reports and segment constituents for mass mailings

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to careers@sparkventures.org. Please put “Resource Development Intern” in the subject of your email.


Job Title: Spark Ventures Events Management Intern (Summer 2014)

Company: Spark Ventures

Website: Spark Ventures

Experience: Qualifications

  •  Strong attention to detail
  •  Ability to complete projects independently
  •  A high level of computer proficiency
  •  Strong writing, and communication skills

Salary: Unpaid

Job Location: 134 N LaSalle, 5th Floor Chicago, IL 60602

Contact: Stephanie Denzer, Program Manager, (773) 293-6710, sdenzer@sparkventures.org

Description: Description of the Internship
The Events Management Intern will work with a small team and gain valuable insight into the environment at a small and growing nonprofit organization. The majority of his/her focus will center on major events planning and coordination, event related PR, and donor cultivation. S/he will have opportunities to gain exposure to areas of nonprofit management and operations that s/he feels are of special interest. 

Responsibilities Include 

Major Event Planning 

  •  Research and pursue corporate sponsors & in-kind donors 
  •  Implement event promotion schedule and expand reach of promotions 
  •  Manage volunteer recruitment and coordination for May Wine Tasting 
  •  Manage tracking of tickets and correspondence with attendees for May Wine Tasting
  •  Coordinate event logistics with vendors (i.e. catering & AV)
  • Resource Development/Donor Cultivation
  •  Assist with management of major fundraising programs, including monthly giving
  •  Support event logistics needs as well as communications for small-medium sized cultivation events hosted by Board and Associate Board members
  •  Support outreach efforts for the Young Professionals of Spark groups (both in Chicago & nationally)

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to careers@sparkventures.org. Please put “Events Management Intern” in the subject of your email


Job Title: Summer Marketing Intern

Company: SavATree

Website: SavATree

Experience: SavATree is a nationally recognized provider of superior arboricultural services. We are an industry leader in environmentally sensible plant health care, general tree care, professional lawn care and turf management for residential, commercial, institutional, government and historic properties. We provide our customers with high quality, cutting edge tree care, plant health care, lawn care and deer deterrent services. 

SavATree is seeking responsible, well organized, enthusiastic college students to assist with marketing and business development projects. The ideal candidate is currently pursuing a degree in marketing, communications or business, has a professional demeanor and enjoys working with clients. If you are 89 looking to join a team that is committed to be the best in every market it serves, your journey begins here!

Essential:

  •  Pursuing a degree in marketing, communications or business
  •  Excellent communication/phone skills and a willingness to make outbound calls
  •  Good administrative and computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel
  •  Creativity and ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines
  •  Good research and internet skills
  •  Attention to detail 
  •  Excellent team player

Salary: $12 per hour

Job Location: 3520 Commercial Avenue Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact: Christine G, (914) 864-3154, Recruitment Specialist, careers@savatree.com

Description: Accountabilities:

  • Assist with the development of lead generation utilizing internet research
  • Telephone follow-up on lead generation, mailings and marketing campaigns
  • Generate a minimum of 4 appointments per day from outbound phone work
  • Set up appointments with prospects
  • Make outbound calls to existing customers
  • Daily sales reporting 
  • Assist with daily upkeep of sales tracking tools
  • Assist with Special Projects

What we offer:
  •  The opportunity to develop valuable marketing and communications skills
  •  A personal development plan and regular support to help you in your role
  •  References can be supplied on successful completion of internship

Hours & Rate:
  • Four weekdays
  • One weekday evening until 7:30pm will be required
  • Saturday mornings will be required
  • $12/hr

SavATree has availability for internships in the following locations: CT: Bloomfield, Norwalk; NY: Bedford, Brookville, Mamaroneck, Southampton; NJ: Mountainside, Princeton, Wyckoff; PA: Conshohocken; IL: Northbrook; MA: Mashpee, Lincoln; VA: Springfield; MD: Rockville;

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send your resume and your desired location to careers@savatree.com for consideration. To learn more about SavATree, please visit our site at www.savatree.com. SavATree is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Title: Tall Turf Ministries Leaders In Training Program Mentor

Company: Tall Turf Ministries

Website: 

Experience: Mentors must be at least 21 years of age and be eligible for a Michigan Chauffeurs License. People of color and individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Commensurate with experience- varies

Job Location: 816 Madison SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Contact: Miriam De Jong, Director of Programs, miriam@tallturf.org, (616) 452-7906

Description: Each summer Tall Turf hires teens ages 14-17 to participate in our program. The leadership program is an intensive 8-week program designed to help teens develop their leadership skills and become more involved in their communities. To lead this program, Tall Turf hires two adults as Mentors to serve under the Director of Programs. These individuals will maintain daily individual contact with all Leader In Training (LIT) participants. They will guide the LITs in an understanding of leadership, reconciliation, service, goal setting, children, the camp, and help with the development of their spiritual lives. This program takes place primarily at our Grand Rapids, MI office.

How to Apply: To apply please send cover letter and resume to Miriam De Jong, miriam@tallturf.org


Job Title: Camp Tall Turf Summer Staff - Counselor

Company: Tall Turf Ministries

Website: 

Experience: Counselors and support staff must be at least 18 years old with one year of work or college experience and have experience working with school-age children. People of color and individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Location: 816 Madison SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Contact: Miriam De Jong, Director of Programs, miriam@tallturf.org, (616) 452-7906

Description: Do you love God and love kids? Do you have a passion for diversity and reconciliation? Do you love experiencing the wonders of God’s diverse creation? Then you should spend your summer working at Camp Tall Turf! Camp Tall Turf is a culturally diverse and inclusive Christian camp located in Walkerville, MI. Our mission is to equip youth for lives of reconciliation in God's world. We are currently looking to hire 12 talented and passionate individuals to serve as Youth Camp Counselors for the Summer 2014 season. Counselors are the front line of everything we do at camp. These individuals are responsible for supervising the safety and well-being of 8 of God’s children 24 hours a day. Counselors are trained in reconciliation, behavior management, leading camp activities, and working cross-culturally. As a counselor, one has the unique opportunity to meet youth where they are in their faith by leading evening devotions in the cabin, living out your faith in community, and showing campers God’s love.

How to Apply: To apply please send cover letter and resume to Miriam De Jong, miriam@tallturf.org


Job Title: Camp Counselor/Bus Driver

Company: Banner Day Camp

Website: Banner Day Camp

Experience: Available all summer, 21 years of age or older, flexible and able to work well with children. References needed. Previous work experience a bonus.

Salary: $2,200-$3,200

Job Location: 1225 Riverwoods Rd Lake Forest, Il 60045

Contact: Melanie Mann, Camp Director, melanie@banerdaycamp.com, (847) 295-4900

Description: Banner Bus Drivers -- staff need to be over 21 years of age and complete their Commercial Drivers License through our company. We are looking for flexible, energetic individuals to work with our campers. Special skills in sports, fine arts, drama a bonus. 

How to Apply: Apply online or call to schedule an interview, Melanie Mann, melanie@banerdaycamp.com


Job Title: Summer Camp Counselor

Company: Big Sky Bible Camp

Website: Big Sky Bible Camp

Experience: Be at least 18 years of age and preferably have a year of college or work experience.

Salary: $100 per week

Job Location: 501 McCaffery Rd. Bigfork , MT 59911

Contact: Jordan Johnson, Program Director, jordan@bigskybiblecamp.org, (406) 837-4864

Description: 

  • Would you like to spend your summer serving youth in beautiful big sky country?
  •  Big Sky Bible Camp, a non-denominational Christian camp located in Bigfork, Montana, is seeking counselors for the summer 2014 season.
  •  We require applicants to be 18 years of age and prefer a year of work or college.
  •  Counselor orientation begins in mid-June, and the summer season runs through mid-August.
  •  Each week of camp will present new and exciting opportunities to minister to different groups, from high school and junior high age, to junior and day campers, and even two weeks of a special needs camp, Camp Promise.
  •  We are seeking spiritually mature, enthusiastic leaders. You will be responsible for a group of campers each week, discipling them through discussion, Bible study, and leadership in electives, chapel, games, meals, and much more. 
  • Camp runs from Monday – Saturday morning, with free time in between to relax at our beautiful lakefront, sight see at nearby Glacier National Park, and spend time with fellow counselors

How to Apply:  If you’re up for this rewarding, stretching, and fulfilling summer, you can apply online at http://www.bigskybiblecamp.org/joinus.html. Feel free to call or e-mail us with questions!


Job Title: Discovery Communications Summer Internship Opportunities

Company: Discovery Communications

Website: Discovery Communications

Experience: Seeking all majors.

Salary: $9.00 per hour

Job Location: One Discovery Place , Silver Spring, MD 20910

Contact: Laura Mateus, Campus Relations Manager, intern_program@discovery.com, (240) 662-3426

Description: 

  • In an internship at Discovery Communications you’ll be exposed to all areas of the business through a solid foundation of learning through training and work experience. Discovery is proud to provide interns with an opportunity to gain an understanding of our mission, values, departments, employees, culture and commitment to quality programming, products and services. 
  • For the summer 2014, Discovery’s Campus Connect program will run for a 10 week session during the following dates:
  • June 2nd, 2014 – August 8th, 2014
  • This is a PAID internship - College credit is no longer required, however, we do require that interns be enrolled in a university.
  • Interviewing will take place from February through April. A Campus Connect team member will contact you should your experiences and interests match an open internship position.

How to Apply: To apply, visit: https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=&searchLocation=&searchCategory=&searchCompany=&searchPositionType=8710&searchRadius=5&searchZip= Please note: If an internship in your area of interest is not yet posted, please apply to General Internship-Summer2014. ** We are urging students to apply by February 7th in order to qualify for early consideration. Students will also be able to apply for regular consideration after this date.


Job Title: Earth Adventures Camp Program Leader

Company: Emily Oaks Nature Center

Website: Emily Oaks Nature Center

Experience: Applicants must be energetic, responsible adults (18 years and older) who:

  • are enthusiastic about nature
  • are interested in or have participated in outdoor recreation experiences
  • enjoy working with children
  • possess strong group leadership and verbal communication skills

Salary: $9.25-11.25 per hour

Job Location: 4650 Brummel St., Skokie, IL 60076

Contact: Jill Flaherty, School-age Program Coordinator, (847) 677-7001, JFlaherty@skokieparks.org

Description: Responsibilities include:

  • Leading specific nature education and outdoor recreation activities for a small group of elementary school-aged campers
  • Supervising assigned campers and maintaining a safe environment for group activities
  • Cooperating and communicating with Camp Director and co-workers in organizing and leading daily activities
  • Assuring the proper set-up, clean-up and return of all supplies and equipment utilized daily by the assigned campers
Dates of employment: June 2 - August 2, 2014
Hours of work: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (with training, Family Nights, campouts, and camp wrap-up as scheduled)

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to contact provided above.


Job Title: SEASONAL & YEAR-ROUND STAFF NEEDED FOR 2014

Company: Camp Courageous

Website: 

Experience: Working with children and adults with special needs is often a very real challenge.
Campers may need help with personal care including feeding, dressing, and bathroom
needs. Some campers exhibit behavioral challenges. Patience, energy, good judgment
and enthusiasm are important qualifications for a position at Camp Courageous. The
hours are long. An unselfish attitude and an emphasis on teamwork are needed. Staff
are expected to put the campers’ needs before their own. If you possess the necessary
attributes, I invite you to apply for a position at Camp Courageous.

Salary: Volunteers and Interns can receive an optional stipend of $25.00/week plus room and board, and a restricted medical plan. Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around. Seasonal staff earn $385/week while year-round staff earn $500-550/week. Room and board are provided which include air-conditioned staff dormitories affording the staff separate living quarters from the campers. Staff share cabin duty on a rotating basis.

Job Location: 

Contact: Jeanne Muellerleile Camp Courageous of Iowa P.O. Box 418 Monticello, IA 52310-0418 319-465-5916 ext. 2300 Fax: 319-465-5919, jeanne@campcourageous.org

Description: Volunteer positions, internships, and paid positions are available. Volunteers and
Interns can receive an optional stipend of $25.00/week plus room and board, and a
restricted medical plan.
Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around.
Seasonal staff earn $385/week while year-round staff earn $500-550/week. Room
and board are provided which include air-conditioned staff dormitories affording the
staff separate living quarters from the campers. Staff share cabin duty on a rotating
basis. Other benefits include a restricted medical plan for seasonal staff and health
insurance and one week of paid vacation for year-round staff. Camp provides a bonus
for returning seasonal summer staff and a monetary incentive for recruiting additional
staff. Candidates for year-round positions must have experience with individuals with
disabilities. Seasonal positions are for one or more season.
YR-ROUND: Starts the first day of the season requiring a one year commitment.
WINTER: January 27 – March 21, 2014
SPRING: March 22 to May 16, 2014
SUMMER: May 18 to August 15, 2014
FALL: August 20 to November 21, 2014
POSITIONS Respite Care Weekends
Counselors Nature Specialist Counselors - $170/weekend.
Adventure Specialist Recreation Specialist
Canoeing Specialist Outdoor Living Skills Specialist
Crafts Specialist Kitchen Staff
Swimming Specialist Health Staff Assistant

How to Apply: Feel free to apply online by accessing the camp’s Web site, www.campcourageous.org


Job Title: YouthWorks PAID Summer Staff Positions

Company: YouthWorks

Website: YouthWorks

Experience: See below

Salary: $2,500-$4,250

Job Location: 3530 E 28th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406

Contact: Molly Potter, Recruiting Associate, 1-877-249-9904

Description: 

Required Experience:

Potential summer staff must be at least one year out of high school to meet our minimum application requirements. Candidates must demonstrate good judgment and problem-solving skills, able to handle responsibility and have leadership experience. Staff are needed who love youth and are passionate about serving. See our website for more detailed information about qualifications.

Duties:

YouthWorks offers several types of summer staff positions. Although each team member shares many of the same job responsibilities, unique areas of leadership define each position. Full-time YouthWorks staff are working year-round to set up your mission site. All summer staff receive their community information and are trained at the beginning of the summer. For example, YouthWorks does not expect all Work Projects Coordinators to know how to teach home painting prior to being hired. All we ask is that you would be willing to learn.

SITE DIRECTOR
Experience authentic leadership. Mentor and supervise 3-4 Site Coordinators. Assist them with daily service and ministry projects. Manage finances with integrity and maintain the overall spiritual focus of the mission site. Provide leadership for adult leaders and help them process their mission week as they experience it alongside their youth. Develop lifelong friendships with community members and be changed by their love. Site Directors must be of a post-college age, have previous leadership experience and the ability to manage a team.

ALL STAFF
Staff work together to create a spiritually focused and servant-centered mission site. All staff participate in evening programming in a leadership capacity and interact with youth at every opportunity. Other responsibilities include building relationships with community members, coordinating one meal a day and having a weekly check-in time with your supervisor. Staff must be flexible, teachable and willing to grow in all areas.

SITE COORDINATORS

KIDS CLUB
Enable teenagers to experience the joy of loving kids. Facilitate a daily Kids Club and coordinate morning service opportunities. Provide leadership for participants as they create crafts, plan games, practice songs, and make a Bible story come alive. Come to know and love community kids and their families as you work with them for an entire summer. See life change first hand as teenagers have the chance to love children with Jesus’ love. Kids Club Coordinators must be bold and confident in leading at-risk children.

PROGRAM
Help youth see the reason behind why they serve as you interact with them on a daily basis. Love and encourage youth in their experience and faith journey. Partner with and provide leadership for daily work projects, Kids Club or ministry sites. Facilitate fun, meaningful and educational evening activities. Plan and coordinate nightly Club, with your team’s support. Prepare and give a Christ-centered talk based on the summer theme with provided outlines.

UTILITY
Utility Staff begin the summer assigned to a region, not a specific community. Be a jack of all trades. Serve in a variety of areas. Be trained for several positions and offer support to Site Coordinators. Coordinate daily service activities and see students’ lives change as they experience Christ through service. Support teams with spiritual encouragement and a servant attitude. Staff must be flexible and willing to adapt to changing roles and locations. At some point during the summer, Utility Staff may be permanently placed with a team to fill an open position.

SERVICE
Get to know the various needs of an urban area and discover how volunteers can help a local organization make a difference. Network with social service and ministry organizations to coordinate service opportunities for teenagers. See lives change as teenagers are taken out of their comfort zones and come face to face with Jesus in a new way. Staff must be administratively minded, able to problem solve and manage details. Service Coordinators must also maintain and strengthen partnerships within the community.

WORK PROJECTS
Help youth build relationships with community members through work projects. Learn how to set up projects and partner with local community contacts. Teach participants the basics of painting and watch them be transformed as they serve in new ways. See the lasting effect on both community members whose homes have been improved, as well as the teens and adults who completed the repairs. Work Projects Coordinators must have the ability to clearly teach and prepare participants for projects.

OUTRAGEOUS SPORTS CAMP
Reach out to 10-14 year olds in the community by leading a daily sports camp program. Serve as head coach while participants plan and facilitate drills and scrimmages in a variety of sports. Explore valuable character traits found in the Bible and empower participants in leading small group discussions. Coordinate morning service opportunities for participants. Outrageous Sports Camp Coordinators must be bold and confident in leading at-risk children and have knowledge and experience in athletics.

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Molly Potter: recruiting@youthworks.com


Job Title: Camp Counselor or Media Coordinator

Company: Catalyst Camps at Cedar Lake Ministries

Website: Catalyst Camps at Cedar Lake Ministries

Experience: See below

Salary: $225 per week

Job Location: Cedar Lake, Indiana

Contact: Debbie Douglas

Description: 

Requirements Needed:

  • Be at least 16 years of age AND a U.S. citizen - or - a non-citizen possessing valid documents that demonstrate that you are authorized to live and work in the United States
  • Completion of a Personal Faith Statement that conveys a genuine commitment of your life to Jesus Christ for salvation and for Christian service as found on application
  • Agreement with CLM/CC Doctrinal Statement
  • An indication of your understanding and willingness to follow CLM/CC Employee Standards
  • Provide a minimum of two references from a professor, pastor or other Christian leader (excluding family member)
  • Pass a background check
  • Exhibit a level of maturity necessary for position as applied

Job Duties:

Camp Counselors works with the Programming Staff under the direction of the Program Director to provide a safe and caring environment for campers. Responsibilities include guiding groups of 6-9 campers through the daily activities and life-changing experiences of camp – caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the campers.

Media Coordinator works with the Program Director to enhance the experience of camp for campers and their parents through online interaction and visual components. Responsibilities include administration of Catalyst Camps’ social media sites (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube), capturing the camp experience through photographs and videos, and creating daily and weekly slide shows for live and online presentation.

How to Apply: Please visit website to apply.