Internship Program

The internship of the Circle Ten Council is divided into three parts; program support/administration (pre-camp), program application, and program support/administration (post-camp). All parts take place over the course of 9 weeks.

Program Support/Administration (Pre-Camp): Mid-May

The first part of the internship, program support/administration, takes place over 2 weeks at the council’s office.  During this time the intern will be exposed to how the Circle Ten Council operates administratively. This will include the following:

  • Work with council staff, volunteers, community leaders, and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire others, both individuals and organizations, to become involved with the Boy Scouts of America
  • In collaboration with council staff and volunteers, understand and implement key fundraising strategies to secure the funding of the Circle Ten Council
  • Apply learned skills on customer service, administration, and relationship building in order to further the goals of the Circle Ten Council.

Program Application: May – Mid-July

The second part of the internship, program application, takes place at one of Circle Ten Council’s iconic camps and lasts 6 weeks. The intern will experience implementation of the program of the BSA by being on summer camp staff at a council summer camp. During this time interns will provide leadership in a variety of areas which may include the following:

  • Aquatics (pool and waterfront)
  • Shooting Sports (Archery, Rifle, and Shotgun)
  • Climbing/Rappelling
  • Ecology/Conservation
  • Wrangler/Equestrian
  • First Aid
  • Handicraft
  • Outdoor Skills
  • ATV Director
  • Advancement program of Scouts BSA (Trail to First Class)
  • Field Sports
  • Communications/Technology
  • Trading Post/Sales
  • Dining and Kitchen Management
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Office Management and Administration

Program Review, Closeout, Exit Interviews (Post-Camp): End of July

The final part of the internship will be a recap of lessons learned. Exit interviews will be conducted with each intern individually as well as all interns in as a group.

Required Intern Characteristics:

  • Genuine desire to serve
  • Disciplined self-motivation
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Consistent composure
  • Desire to be the best
  • Must be willing to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Willing to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and ages (including youth)
  • A knowledge of the Boy Scouts of America is NOT required

We Offer Interns:

  • $4,000 in direct compensation
  • Lodging during internship
  • Meals or per diem in lieu of meals
  • 2 BSA uniforms
  • Training in the programs of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Self-learning and exploration through Gallup: Strengths Finder
  • Experience in most or all aspects of the business of the BSA

To apply for the intern program or ask a question about the intern program please contact Jordan Ray (jordan.ray@scouting.org). The intern program is open to both male and females willing to meet the membership standards of the Boy Scouts of America. No knowledge of Scouting is necessary to apply.