Internship: Camp HOPE Intern – Programming Lead Track

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Clackamas Women’s Services
Position Description

Position: Camp HOPE Intern – Programming Lead Track
Status: Internship Credits/Volunteer
Hours: Primarily weekdays; some evenings or weekends
Responsible to: Camp HOPE Coordinator/Children’s Program Manager
Position Length: January 2018 – September 2018

About Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS)

Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) was incorporated in 1985 as Clackamas County’s first shelter for women and children escaping family violence and domestic abuse. CWS’ service delivery framework is built on trauma-informed best practices that promote safety and self-determination. Our vision is to live in a society that no longer tolerates domestic and sexual violence, but rather thrives on mutual respect.

CWS offers comprehensive, responsive solutions for adults and children impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, the sex industry, and elder abuse. Through our confidential emergency shelter, our rural outreach office and A Safe Place Family Justice Center, CWS coordinates services with other public and private agencies in order to best serve survivors seeking help. Participants in our programs receive no-cost services by highly trained staff.


Scope of Duties:

Camp HOPE offers a camping and mentoring experience for children exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault and/or child abuse. The Camp HOPE Intern position is responsible for assisting in organizing the project, conducting outreach, and implementation of the Camp HOPE summer program and mentoring events. This position will be part of the Camp HOPE Team that consists of CWS employees and representatives from partner agencies at A Safe Place Family Justice Center.

Specific Responsibilities:
  1. Represent the mission, values, and philosophy of A Safe Place, CWS, and Camp HOPE to program participants, employees, and community partners
  2. Assist in logistical planning for Camp HOPE programming such as researching camp-related needs (activities, supplies, locations, offsite vendors, etc.)
  3. Assist with HOPE survey data collection
  4. Provide Camp HOPE Team with assistance including, but not limited to, filing, scheduling, correspondence—reminder calls and thank you letters, general document copying and distribution
  5. Work with Camp HOPE Team to design creative, fun and age appropriate program components that align with Camp HOPE America Model
  6. Participate in Programming Committee and Fundraising Committee
  7. Work onsite at the FJC at least one day a week—approximately 8 hours; with possible additional hours at home
  8. Serve as onsite Programming Co-Lead at Leadership Training and Summer Camp weeks
  9. Provide exceptional customer service to parents and all participants in our programs
  10. Maintain excellent communication and boundaries with campers, parents, and staff
  11. Serve as a role model for campers and Camp Counselors by modeling appropriate behavior, language, attitudes during all activities
  12. Ensure staff have safe and appropriate equipment and supplies
  13. Interact with community partners in a professional and respectful manner
  14. Coordinate with internal and external community partners for smooth provision of services
  15. Perform other duties, functions, special projects, and responsibilities as assigned and deemed necessary by the Camp HOPE Team
  16. Meet regularly with supervisor to plan and prioritize projects
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Willingness to complete advocacy training to meet DHS mandated requirements (free)
  • Ability to work with databases and basic computer programs
  • Bi-cultural, bi-lingual individuals encouraged to apply
  • Previous camp experience preferred
  • Possess the ability to work non-judgmentally with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Clackamas Women’s Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

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