Media / Communication Internship
– Camp Cobbossee for Boys –
Thanks for your interest in working at Camp Cobbossee!
Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway summer camp in Maine. The dates for this position run from June 7th to August 14th, 2021. For more on what summer camping actually is, see the very bottom of this document!
Cobbossee is looking for a few talented and motivated Media Interns to head up Media and Communications at Camp Cobbossee over the summer. Photography, Podcasting and a Social Media role are all vital parts of the Cobbossee Communication program and our interaction with our Community. This position is specifically focused on our Culture. You will be trained and briefed on all things Cobbossee and then be expected to keep our tone and identity in mind throughout the summer in all content creation and online engagement.
You can check out the Cobbossee Fireside podcast here:
Your role will be Office-based but very dynamic, involving independence and responsibility to complete time sensitive assignments as well as completing daily tasks involving social media communication and Photography. Creativity is essential in this role. The summer tasks may become monotonous to one who isn’t self-driven or able to create media in different ways.
The Office itself is one of the most social and dynamic areas of Cobbossee, essentially the Brain of camp. Your days will be varied and you will manage your own time to complete your assigned tasks. You will gain valuable skills and experience in all of the areas mentioned above within a small Media focused team. The ideal candidate has experience with a variety of media, including photography, video and audio content creation.
You will live with other non-counselor staff of the same gender and outside of your duties be fully encouraged to dive into the Cobbossee program.
Ever wanted to see New England? Well, in addition to your salary and bonus, Cobbossee will provide you with a travel stipend so you can get out to Maine without spending your own money.
Room and board is also provided, so you won’t spend any of your own money all summer on living expenses (the food is famously good at Cobbossee. No, really, it is).
Further, days off and nights out are spent with other adventurous folks like you. Our counselors make lifelong friends at Cobbossee. Many return year-to-year.
OTHER POSSIBLE BENEFITS
We can configure your employment this summer as job training, an internship, or just a really great summer job. Our director, Josh Holland, is a former academic and can make sure your experience is converted into internship credit if that’s what you want. If you are in any child-centered major (teaching, education, coaching) or any sports-related field (sports management, kinesiology, movement, physical-education), this experience can be one of the best paid internships you can find.
THE BOTTOM LINE
“Summer jobs” are often seen as throwaway jobs. Not here. This job is going to challenge you. You are going to give of yourself, have an absolute blast, develop strong friendships with your peers, and really make a difference in young people’s lives.
You should come work at Cobbossee because we are one of the best. We develop counselors like we develop campers. You will change for the better. It will truly be the summer of your life.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
You should immediately head to https://www.campcobbossee.com/experience/#work and apply online. Our Staffing Director, Matt “Jonesy” Jones will be in touch very quickly. You can also call us at 800-473-6104 if you have more questions.
For anyone not familiar with the huge world of sleepaway camps in New England, it works as follows:
All over the northeast each summer, families send their boys and girls up to New England to spend anywhere from a couple weeks to the entire summer at a sleepaway camp. Sometimes people who are not from the east coast see this as a strange choice, maybe even a mean choice! “Don’t they like their kids?” the question goes. Of course they do. They love their children and it’s hard for them to be away from them for the time they are at camp. But parents sacrifice time with their kids in the summer because summer camp is really good for young children. Camp (especially longer-term camps of four-to-eight weeks) teaches children independence, self-reliance, and confidence through the teaching of new skills, improving at sports, and living away from home. It isn’t always easy. But it is worth it! Crucial to this process are you, the counselor. You become like a family member to the campers in your cabin. In fact, you will find yourself developing really fast yourself, just so you can be the best counselor and instructor possible for your kids! It is rewarding, challenging, and transformative work to care for campers.