The Leadership Intern opportunity is ideal for high school and college age students. This opportunity builds leadership skills through formalized training and practical experience, introduces entrepreneurial and intellectual property concepts, strengthens college applications and provides a meaningful setting to complete required volunteer hours.
The Leadership Intern serves as a role model to participants, mentor to Counselors-in-Training (CIT) and primary liaison between parents and the program’s Director. Leadership Interns represent the Camp Invention program and brand. They help create an environment of fun, learn strategies to encourage collaborative learning, build the trust and respect of parents and assist in providing a safe environment for participants. It is often the role of an outstanding Leadership Intern that makes the Camp Invention experience most memorable for participants.
Interns receive formalized leadership training and certification, developed by a third-party leadership training organization. The two-hour, online training is self-directed and completed prior to their week of volunteering at Camp Invention.
The formalized online training and program provide students opportunities to:
- Improve communication skills through interactions with parents, educators and participants y Discover how to build teamwork and guide a team
- Learn techniques to inspire creativity in others
- Apply newly acquired leadership skills in a dynamic environment
- Get inspired to be creative and learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts, as well as innovation through program content
- Develop an understanding of Intellectual Property concepts and their connection to future economic prosperity y Learn entrepreneurial concepts through the lens of innovation and invention. Great for DECA club members
- Gain an increased awareness of personal leadership strengths and receive feedback from adult team members y Set themselves apart when applying for colleges, universities, scholarships or considering future employment
- Receive a letter of recognition provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
- Earn up to 40 community service hours in a STEM educational program. Great for National Honor Society and graduation requirements or related coursework
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Professional Development
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 8 hours a day / 40 hours a week
- Enjoy working with children.