Trees Atlanta hiring Camp Intern/Junior Counselor

Trees Atlanta, a non-profit, environmental organization, seeks students interested in working with youth (elementary and middle school age) and working outdoors in a teaching / coaching role. Camp Interns will earn valuable leadership skills helping run daily operations of Trees Atlanta’s Jr. TreeKeeper spring break and summer camps.

Our camps are a fun blend of environmental education and lots of outdoor exploration on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Responsibilities will include assisting camp counselors, ensuring camper safety, bike riding, helping teach environmental lesson (tree ID, orienteering, art, tree planting & mulching) and creating positive memories for our budding environmental stewards.

This internship is open to high school, or college student or recent graduate to gain experience working with an environmental nonprofit organization, specifically in with the youth education team. Candidates who desire a summer outdoors in an active setting, balanced with indoor environmental education activities will truly enjoy this experience.

Interns should embrace the outdoors, nature, learning activities, and be eager to model positive behaviors to young campers. Responsible, trust worthy candidates meeting most or all the qualifications listed below are encourage to apply. Interns must work at least 4 weeks of camp and may elect to work all 7 weeks. Work days are Monday through Friday, must be able to report to work from 8 or 9 am to 4 or 5 pm (8-hour days, including on-site lunch break. Pizza lunch is included on each Friday, along with a Trees Atlanta hat and t-shirt for all interns.

Candidates should meet most of these requirements:
• 14 years older and above
• Experience or interest working with 1st-6th graders
• Proficient at ride a bike and supervise campers on bikes
• Ability to work collaboratively on a team
• Able to independently manage multiple tasks
• Takes timeliness seriously
• Some experience with tree and plant identification, orienteering, and art
• Experience with youth summer camps
• Certified in 1st Aid and CPR (not required)

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
• Physically capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions
• Must be able to tolerate working outdoors, with exposure to sun, heat, cold, inclement weather, and insects.
• Must be a confident and safe bike rider.
• Must be physically fit and able to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Must love working with youth
• Early morning and early evening may be necessary; final schedules will be set upon hire
• Each camp week requires a 40-hour commitment
• Must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks of camp, candidates able to work more weeks will be preferred
• Multiple Summer Camp Interns will work together in a team supervised by Camp Counselors. The camp team is managed by the Youth Education Manager.

You will report to work at 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307 and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, BeltLine Arboretum, and short field trips in the city.

Apply by March 6, 2016.

Application: Fill out application here!