Photographer / Media Internship
– Camp Cobbossee for Boys –
Thanks for your interest in working at Camp Cobbossee!
Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway summer camp in Maine. The dates for this position run from June 7th to August 14th, 2021. For more on what summer camping actually is, see the very bottom of this document!
Cobbossee is looking for a few talented and motivated Media Interns this summer. This position involves heading up Media at Camp Cobbossee over the summer in the form of Photography, Podcasting and a Social Media role. These are all vital parts of the Cobbossee Media program. This position is specifically focused on Photography on site and on trips, although additional duties include Podcasting and Social Media communication. If you do not have experience or interest in Photography, please do NOT apply for this position.
This is a non-counselor position in our camp community. You will not be directly responsible for campers although you will still be around them interacting consistently all summer long.
Your role will be very dynamic, involving independence and responsibility to complete time sensitive assignments as well as completing daily tasks involving social media communication and Photography all over campus. Creativity is essential in this role. Your days will be varied and you will manage your own time to complete your assigned tasks. You will gain valuable training, skills and experience in all of the areas mentioned above within a small Media focused team. Jonesy will walk you through the specifics of the daily duties but expect to provide proof of your photography skills in an outdoor or sporting environment.
You will live with other non-counselor staff in shared accommodation of the same gender and outside of your media duties be fully encouraged to dive into the Cobbossee program alongside our campers and staff.
Ever wanted to see New England? Well, in addition to your salary and bonus, Cobbossee will provide you with a travel stipend so you can get out to Maine without spending your own money.
Room and board is also provided, so you won’t spend any of your own money all summer on living expenses (the food is famously good at Cobbossee. No, really, it is).
Further, days off and nights out are spent with other adventurous folks like you. Our counselors make lifelong friends at Cobbossee. Many return year-to-year.
OTHER POSSIBLE BENEFITS
We can configure your employment this summer as job training, an internship, or just a really great summer job. Our director, Josh Holland, is a former academic and can make sure your experience is converted into internship credit if that’s what you want. If you are in any child-centered major (teaching, education, coaching) or any sports-related field (sports management, kinesiology, movement, physical-education), this experience can be one of the best paid internships you can find.
THE BOTTOM LINE
“Summer jobs” are often seen as throwaway jobs. Not here. This job is going to challenge you. You are going to give of yourself, have an absolute blast, develop strong friendships with your peers, and really make a difference in young people’s lives.
You should come work at Cobbossee because we are one of the best. We develop counselors like we develop campers. You will change for the better. It will truly be the summer of your life.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
You should immediately head to https://www.campcobbossee.com/experience/#work and apply online. Our Staffing Director, Matt “Jonesy” Jones will be in touch very quickly. You can also call us at 800-473-6104 if you have more questions.
For anyone not familiar with the huge world of sleepaway camps in New England, it works as follows:
All over the northeast each summer, families send their boys and girls up to New England to spend anywhere from a couple weeks to the entire summer at a sleepaway camp. Sometimes people who are not from the east coast see this as a strange choice, maybe even a mean choice! “Don’t they like their kids?” the question goes. Of course they do. They love their children and it’s hard for them to be away from them for the time they are at camp. But parents sacrifice time with their kids in the summer because summer camp is really good for young children. Camp (especially longer-term camps of four-to-eight weeks) teaches children independence, self-reliance, and confidence through the teaching of new skills, improving at sports, and living away from home. It isn’t always easy. But it is worth it! Crucial to this process are you, the counselor. You become like a family member to the campers in your cabin. In fact, you will find yourself developing really fast yourself, just so you can be the best counselor and instructor possible for your kids! It is rewarding, challenging, and transformative work to care for campers.