The BOEC’s Internship Program is committed to providing professional and practical outdoor education/therapeutic recreation learning experiences to students and to individuals with a general interest. The BOEC feels that by combining students and people with a general interest in outdoor recreation, that it creates the most optimal and comprehensive learning environment.
BOEC INTERNSHIP GOALS
To provide interns with practical and professional experiences to develop and enhance themselves in these areas:
To develop an understanding and awareness of people of all abilities.
To develop and improve in conducting assessments, planning, implementation, and evaluation within the outdoor education context.
Develop and increase outdoor education technical experience.
To develop facilitation, leadership, and teambuilding skills.
To develop administrative, grant writing, and fundraising experience if so desired.
To develop appropriate staff and participant relationships.
To develop and implement professional outdoor education knowledge and skills.
To develop appropriate work habits.
To provide opportunities for interns to demonstrate that she/he is professionally competent in the outdoor education field.
To provide knowledge and skills to expand the intern’s professional scope from which to make future career decisions.
To provide learning opportunities to develop an understanding of the structure and functioning of a non-profit organization.
To strengthen the BOEC programming through the intern’s practical experience and intellectual input.
$175 Monthly Stipend
All Meals Provided
All Winter Equipment Provided
Ski Office Uniform Provided
Ski Pass to Mountains we Work at Provided
Health Insurance, CPR/First Aid
About Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Located in Breckenridge, Colorado, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand the potential of people with disabilities through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences. The BOEC began back in 1976 with a staff that consisted of volunteers only, gear that came from their closets, and food that was donated or provided by participants. The BOEC has come a long way since then. The BOEC offers Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding, Wilderness Courses (on-site as well as mobile courses) and a unique Internship Program. Situated on 39 acres, the BOEC Wilderness Site boasts a climbing wall, a high ropes course, high and low team initiatives, rafts, canoes, sea kayaks, cabins, a teepee, and much more, as resources for experiential education.