Things to Know/Application Process

Summer Programs

Time Periods Available

Mid-May - mid-August, most programs are approximately 10-13 weeks long

 

 


When to Start Applying

Contact the staff development team(SDO) the fall semester before you want to participate, preferably in September, October, or November
 


Who to Contact to Start the Application Process

Staff Development Team:

campa.staffdev@uni.edu

319-273-5948


Minimum Requirements

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • U.S. citizen(due to contractual background check requirements)
  • Prior experience working with children in a professional setting
  • Must have completed two full time, on-campus semesters prior to participation

Where Can You Participate

Must live within 90 minutes of our training sites in: California (Chico, Sacramento/Davis), Oregon (Eugene), Washington (Pullman), Iowa (Cedar Falls, Ames, Iowa City), Ohio (Toledo), Florida (Tallahassee)


Pre-screening Process

After you contact the Staff Development team, they will email you our General Information Form(GIF).  Complete and return this form via email.  Your GIF will be reviewed and if you meet our requirements you will be invited to an in-person group interview.


Interview Process

You will be invited to attend a Leadership Assessment Center (LAC). At the LAC you will complete an interview and teach a simple song/game.


What Happens After You're Accepted?

You will receive paperwork, be assigned a training group, and participate in the Camp Adventure™ College spring training program.


Requirements of Participation

  • Students must participate in the spring training course available at our core training sites.
  • Students are required to complete coursework through the UNI eLearning site.

In-field Coursework Required

  • Camp Adventure™ is an educational service learning program
  • New students are required to take 12 credits of graduate or undergraduate credit. The courses focus around observations, policy papers, and program improvement papers. 

Programs We Serve/Positions Available

  • CDC(Child Development Center) Intern (0-5 yrs)
  • Day Camp Counselor (5-12 yrs)
  • Middle School/Teen Counselor(13-17 yrs)
  • Aquatics Counselor (0-adult)

Fall/Spring Programs

Time Periods Available

Spring: Mid-January - Mid-May

Fall: Mid-August - Mid-December,

Most programs are 17 weeks long, but there are 10 week half semester programs available


When to Start Applying

Contact the internships team approximately 9-12 months before the start of your desired semester
 


Who to Contact to Start the Application Process

Internships Team:

campa.internships@uni.edu

319-273-7818


Minimum Requirements

  • GPA of 2.6 or higher
  • U.S. citizen (due to contractual background check requirements)
  • Prior experience working with children in a professional setting
  • Must have completed two full time on-campus semesters prior to application

Where Can You Participate

Can live anywhere in the US.



 


Pre-screening Process

After you contact the internships team they will email you our General Information Form(GIF).  Complete and return this form via email.  Your GIF will be reviewed and if you meet our requirements you will be invited to interview.
 


Interview Process

The interview is conducted individually or in a group setting via video conferencing, or in person if you are in the Cedar Falls, IA area.
 


What Happens After You're Accepted?

You will receive paperwork and information on setting up your post-acceptance session.
 


Requirements of Participation

  • Students must participate in post-acceptance and pre-departure sessions via digital conferencing service, or in person.
  • Students are required to complete coursework through the UNI eLearning site.

In-field Coursework Required

  • Camp Adventure™ is an educational service learning program
  • New students are required to take 12 credits of graduate or undergraduate credit. The courses focus around observations, policy papers, and program improvement papers. 

Programs We Serve/Positions Available

  • CDC(Child Development Center) Intern (0-5 yrs)
  • Occasionally participants are requested to serve in before and after school programs (5-12 yrs)