Internships

Boy Adaptive CanoeingBecome an Intern

THINK…… Colorado, Fun, New People, Ropes Course, Camping, Skiing, Climbing, White Water Rafting, Experience, and Challenge!!

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center’s Internship Program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals interested in Outdoor/ Experiential Education, Therapeutic Recreation, and Recreation Management to gain professional experience and knowledge in this growing field. Interns get hands on experience in all aspects of programming and have the opportunity to expand their soft (people) skills as well as hard (technical) skills.

There are 2 internships offered: summer term and winter term.

If this interests you, please look on the other pages of this website for more information. Each internship has its own description.

Click on the link below for the Internship Application Form. Fill it out online or download and fax or email it to me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at internship@boec.org.

Application deadlines:

Yes I want to be a BOEC intern! Apply Now!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kat Booth, CTRS
Internship Program Coordinator, 970-453-0146 
 

“I assisted a student with a brain injury climb the wall for 45 minutes. I was sweating, tired, and shaking, but when he rang the bell at the top and yelled, my world changed forever.”

– Ashley, Summer Intern

Meet the 2019 Summer Interns

 

 

Emily Aldridge

Hello, My name is Emily Aldridge! I am from Huntley, Illinois but I graduated in May 2019 from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Recreational Therapy and a minor in Animal Assisted Therapy. I spent 4 years as a summer camp counselor and inclusion aide in my hometown before working as the Sports Program Specialist at Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake in Northern California last summer. I have always loved being active, outside, and working with people who have a variety of disabilities. The BOEC seems too good to be true, as it ties all of those things together. I am looking forward to a summer full of challenges and growth as a new Recreational Therapist. I’m excited for this opportunity to learn more about adaptive outdoor programs and empower people at all levels of ability to achieve their goals, while sharing the experience with people who have a similar passion.

 

 

Jeb Bisset

Hello, my name is Jeb Bisset. I was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. I did myundergrad at Shenandoah University and earned two Bachelors of Science in Environmental
Studies and Criminal Justice. I then had a variety of jobs including coaching swimming, CrossFit, and weightlifting. I then found my calling with Recreation Therapy and started my Master’s at Southern Connecticut State University, where I will be graduating this summer. I am excited to intern at BOEC because it aligns with my values and experiences I have. My hobbies include photography, hiking, backpacking, weightlifting, traveling, rock climbing, trivia and most activities outdoors. I cannot wait to start at BOEC this spring and use my knowledge, experience, and education to help out my co-workers and clients.

 

 

Austin Brockley

I am a 22 year old senior at SUNY Cortland in my last semester of coursework majoring in outdoor recreation. I was born and raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY and have been exposed to outdoor experiences thought my childhood and in an education setting. I have always been drawn to outdoor recreational activities and sports such as snowboarding, rock climbing and canoeing but it wasn’t until I got to college that I saw it as a career option. I truly believe consistent outdoor experiences and a connection to nature is an extremely important part of human life and is often neglected. Throughout my academic career my outdoor leadership skills have improved tremendously as a result of numerous opportunities to lead outdoor trips, facilitate activities and plan programs. Furthermore, I have worked at two summer camps with a variety of age groups, both as a counselor and as a outdoor adventure specialist. I chose to intern at the BOEC this summer to expand my outdoor leadership skills and enhance my understanding of the administration of outdoor recreation agencies like the BOEC. In addition, working with people with functional differences is something that I don’t have much experience with, but I have always wanted to take my career there.

 

Sean Corbus

Hi, my name is Sean. I was born and raised in the great city of Cleveland, Ohio. GO BROWNS! I recently graduated from the University of Toledo this past Spring with a Major in Recreational Therapy along with a Minor in Disability Studies. It has always been a dream of mine to find a job where I can work outside while enjoying nature and all it has to offer. In my free time I enjoy listening to and discovering new music, playing guitar, writing songs/poetry, and participating in any type of outdoor activity you can think of. I also am a huge sports fan and I like to stay updated on players’ stats and teams’ scores daily. My favorite sport to play is basketball, but I love all competitive and noncompetitive sports. I hope to learn more about adaptive sports and increase my outdoor education skills during my time here as a BOEC Summer Intern. I cannot wait to be a part of the BOEC family!

 

 

Kristina Fowler

Hello! My name is Kristina Fowler and I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I just graduated this past spring semester from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy. I have always loved the outdoors and adapted sports. During my time at Slippery Rock, I was provided numerous opportunities to work with individuals in different settings such as our Equestrian Center and RT lab. I like to consider myself a pretty laid back person who loves to travel and learn about new places! During my free time I enjoy going for hikes or doing crafts. This summer, I am so excited to expand my knowledge of the outdoors while also sharing that with participants of varying abilities at the BOEC.

 

 

 

Emily Gaughwin

My name is Emily and I grew in the hills in South Australia. I am passionate about health and well-being and studied Physiotherapy before becoming a teacher in Tasmania through the Teach for Australia Program. I have a dream to build a school where at risk and/or disengaged students can learn the curriculum, critical thinking and social and emotional intelligences in an Outdoor Education framework. When I’m not teacher-ing I love hiking, yoga-ing, walking, running, travelling, reading, drawing, writing, chatting, camping and exploring and have done as much of this around the world as I’ve had time for. I am so excited to get involved in the BOEC internship program and I hope it will give me the skills I need to help my students become life long learners who believe in their abilities. I can’t wait to meet you all. See you soon! Em 🙂

 

 

Shelby Massow

Hi everyone! My name is Shelby Massow and I’m originally from Omaha, Nebraska but have been attending college at Northwest Missouri State University where I graduated this spring with my Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Psychology. I just recently became officially certified in the field by obtaining my CTRS so I’m excited to be able to put my degree and certification to use! I’ve spent the last 3 summers working at outdoor camps as a counselor and as a part of the high ropes team. These summers are what sparked my interest in working in the outdoors and I’m so excited to intern at the BOEC to gain more experience in leading activities and learning more about the field. This past winter, I completed an internship at the Adaptive Sports Center where I learned a lot about adaptive skiing and how Rec Therapy programs are run. One thing I’m really looking forward to while being an intern at the BOEC is seeing how this awesome program works with individuals while I get to live in this spectacular place!

 

Elizabeth Phillips

Originally from Wilmette, IL, I graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA in May 2018 and have spent most of the past year in Colorado—leading for Overland Summers in Leadville and now living in Breckenridge. During college I majored in Anthropology-Environmental Studies and spent my free time outside with friends, either rock climbing, teaching rock climbing, or leading hiking and snow trips for our school’s outdoor program. The outdoors has been integral to my development as a person. I have learned skills like teamwork and problem solving, self-empowerment, and to love and care for a place. Through leading trips, I have found that I thoroughly enjoy sharing the outdoors and the lessons it can teach with others by encouraging them to try something new. This is why I want to work for the BOEC. I’m hoping to further develop ways to support people in challenging yet rewarding moments, along with learning about working with people with disabilities. Some other things about me … I am always up for an adventure, my favorite food is watermelon, and I am a figure skating instructor in Breckenridge

 

Kali Sanoy

Hi! My name is Kali Sanoy and I’m from Waunakee, Wisconsin. I’m currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, pursuing a Kinesiology degree with an emphasis in Human Performance, Health Promotion. I’m an advocate for healthy living and love learning new ways to live a healthy lifestyle. One of my favorite ways to stay active is running. I’ve run several half marathons and am excited to run in the Rocky Mountains this summer. I’m very drawn to the mountains due to the outdoor recreational activities they have to offer. I can’t wait to explore Breckenridge and am beyond excited to take my passions to the next level and explore adaptive recreation!

 

 

 

 

Sarah Sweet

Hey y’all! My name is Sarah Sweet and I hail from Perry, Oklahoma – a land run city with one of the best wrestling programs in the nation and the smallest town in Oklahoma to still have its own daily newspaper! I grew up boating, skiing, camping, and recently fell in love with rock climbing and going on hikes with my Golden Retriever, Ranger. I graduated with a B.S. degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) and spent my four years there as a tour guide and homecoming director. After completing my internship at the BOEC I will graduate with a Master of Education degree in Parks and Recreation Management. I have been dreaming of interning at the BOEC for years and I am most excited for the immense personal growth that is sure to come at the end of my five months here. I can’t wait to spread good vibes and my love of Oklahoma out west!

 

 

Jack Thompson

Hi all! My name is Jack Thompson and I am from the small but beautiful town of Port Huron, Michigan. I graduated from the University of Michigan three years ago, and moved to Austin, Texas after graduation. However I knew I wanted to move to the mountains and began looking for a way I could do this, as well as make a difference. I was very blessed to find an opportunity like this to believe in and encourage others to fill incredible outdoor experiences. I am extremely excited to live in Breckenridge and learn from everyone at the BOEC. Amongst many hobbies I love to fish, I have made many trips and two summers ago I worked at a fishing lodge in the Northwest Territories of Canada. I grew up skiing in Michigan (the hills) and am very enthusiastic about spending time in the wild. This past winter I was an intern at the BOEC and absolutely loved the memories I made. Looking forward to seeing what this summer has to offer and replacing snow with wildflowers.

 

 

Courtney Walton

Hey y’all! My name is Courtney and I’m from Newnan, GA although I’ve lived in a total of 5 different southern states. I’m a recent graduate from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors Degree in Outdoor Recreation and a minor in Psychology. I went on my first backpacking trip my freshman year of college and was instantly hooked! Since then, I have traveled to 10 National Parks, 13 new states, The Bahamas and Haiti, and have been leading outdoor adventure trips for Georgia Southern students the past 2 years. When I first chose to study Outdoor Recreation, my goal was to be able to provide recreation opportunities to individuals of all abilities. I am passionate about using the outdoors as a threshold to encourage growth and creativity in those around me and hope that the BOEC will allow me to do just that!

Photos courtesy of Kat Booth

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