Internships

Internships

What is the Internship program?
The Internship Program is for a limited number of graduating high school seniors through recently graduated college students (18-26 years old) who are interested in applying to be a member of the Camp Awana Internship Program. Internships may take place anytime during the year as camp has need. Each intern will gain valuable experience, grow and be challenged in their faith and be able to supplement their income. Each applicant must be 18 years old before they serve in this position. A Mentor will be assigned to each Intern to train and equip the intern in their role.

The Internship Program is centered around the following values, which we desire to instill and encourage:
Servant Leadership
Integrity
Discipleship

What will an Intern be doing at Camp Awana?
Interns will serve in various aspects of the camp ministry, consistent with personal capabilities and camp staffing needs.  This might include serving as a camp counselor/cabin leader, assisting in camper activities/recreation, working on the waterfront, assisting with audio/visual equipment, social media, assisting in facilities and grounds maintenance, mechanics, or administration. Please keep in mind that as needs may change, interns will need to be flexible to change in order to best serve our campers.

We will make sure that interns get the time they need to do laundry and refresh themselves while serving at Camp Awana. The goal is to give each Intern a full 24 hour period off each week, but that is not always possible due to circumstances. Each member will receive at least 24 hours off every two weeks.

How much money can an Intern earn?
Each intern will receive at a minimum $210/week plus room and board. Each intern is asked to raise financial contributions for the Intern Fund equivalent to at least $210 per week times the number of weeks that the Intern is committing to working at Camp. Interns are required to work a minimum of 2 weeks, and maximum of 1 year. If excess money is raised, an Intern can receive up to $250/week maximum. Interns will receive a check every two weeks.

In order to be a part of an internship, participants must raise at least 50% of their earnings by their start date. For example, if you are committing to 5 weeks as intern, that would equal receiving $1050 minimum. $525 would need to be raised by your start date.

A receipt will be issued by Camp Awana to donors for contributions made to this fund. You will be requested to also send a thank you note to everyone who contributes to the Internship fund on your behalf.  If, for any reason, you do not complete your term of service, the balance of all funds raised will remain part of the Internship fund. Federal and/or state income taxes may have to be paid on the amount received depending upon individual circumstances.

How do I Apply for the Internship program?
All applicants who submit an online application will be considered, but not guaranteed acceptance into the Internship program. A limited number of internships are available.
1. At a minimum, be available for 2 weeks (in Summer); or 2 weeks or 4 weekends (in Fall/Winter/Spring), to serve in whatever capacity needed. Summer schedule:
Solid Rock Co-Ed HS = June 23-June 29, 
Family Camp = June 30-July 6, 
Girls Camp = July 6-20 (2 Weeks)
, Boys Camp = July 20-August 3 (2 Weeks)
2. Complete the Internship Application Online.
3. Complete a 2019 Medical Form.
4. Either be available for training a) at 9025 Camp Awana Road, Fredonia, WI 53021, or b) Do Online Training.
5. Read and be familiar with Camp Awana Paid Staff and Volunteer Manual.

Applications will be reviewed and screened by the Program Director. We expect to be able to respond to applicants within 7-10 days after completion of application. The sooner you get your applications in the sooner you can start on fund raising. Additional information will be provided to those individuals who are selected. If you have any questions, please contact Adam Conkle at 262-692-2388 or email: adam@campawana.org

What happens if i am accepted into the Internship program?
What Camp Awana will do:
*An acceptance email will be sent to you.
*A set of 50 (or more) brochures about the Internship program will be sent to you.
*A periodic report of how much you have raised will be sent to you via email.
What you need to do:
*Follow instructions in the acceptance email.
*You will need to mail/hand out the brochures and letters ASAP to at least 35-50 people
*You will want to make follow up phone calls to people you sent letters to who haven’t sent in funds yet.

Click here for Intern 2019 Application. You do not need to complete this Internship Application and a Renewal or New Volunteer Application. This application will also cover all 2019 volunteer opportunities.