Human ResourcesINTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM Estes Park Center, YMCA of the Rockies

This Exchange visitor program is designed for a citizen of a foreign country. The Intern and Trainee program offers the opportunity to add an international experience in your field of study or expertise.

Phase 1 – Orientation – April 01 to April 15


The participant will get to know and receive orientation to Estes Park Center, International Training Program, facilities, staff housing, organizational layout, and meet the department managers and directors.


The participant will attend Estes Park Center Orientation and International Training Program Orientation to learn about confidentiality in the Human Resources Department and gain an understanding of the role and functions of the Human Resources Department. Through one on one training, the participant will learn the appropriate and legal staff discipline process. The participant will learn ice breaking skills through spending time with the staff members. Through one on one training, the participant will learn to organize a staff activities calendar. The participant will be trained by the Human Resources Director on confidentiality, importance of accuracy of documentation, proper use of keys and other work related material.

Phase 2 – Human Resources Office – April 16 to July 31


The participant will be introduced and understand the roles and functions of the Human Resources Office. Become knowledgeable in general employee hiring, including process and procedures. The participant will learn how to handle common inquiries in the Human Resources Office.


The participant will train one on one with the Human Resources Assistant Director on Workmen’s Compensation, FMLA, COBRA, and interviewing strategies. The participant will shadow and assist the Volunteer Coordinator and learn about recruitment strategies for volunteers. The participant will receive basic training in supervisory related issues. The participant will train one on one with Human Resources Director on interpreting the budget and staffing amounts.

Phase 3 – Recruiting Assistant– August 01 to November 31

  • Marketing & advertising, including: Copy writing, basic graphic design, social media management.
  • Human Resources recruiting & hiring: Knowledge of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
  • Business Administration: hone, email, reporting, budgeting, etc.
  • Networking: In person and digital communications to build relations

The participant will assist the Association Recruiter with all human resource recruiting efforts, with a strong emphasis on enhancing employer branding and awareness, through the following key activities:

  • Create recruiting materials, including: flyers, brochures, mailers, advertisements, stickers and other promotional materials, event displays
  • Help create content for and manage social media accounts
  • Write content for website and job posts
  • Post job openings on various websites, print sources and other targeted areas
  • Attend recruiting events as needed
  • Daily administrative work

Phase 4 – International Programs – January 01 to April 01


The participant will learn the functions of the YMCA of the Rockies International Programs. The Intern/Trainee will plan and execute the International Fair and International Dinner.


The participant will attend safety and risk management training and a department director's meeting. By shadowing the International Programs Director, the participant will learn skills to interview and hire employees. The participant will attend classes in management, leadership and business. Within a given budget, the participant will plan and implement the International Fair and Dinner to help share the cultures of the international staff with our American staff and guests.

Additional Phase Remarks

The participant will receive classes during the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons as part of their training program. The classes will cover a variety of topics. The leadership of the YMCA of the Rockies will hold classes on the operations of a hospitality business, the financial processes of a non-profit, how both Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch operate, basic notions on philanthropy and the importance of donations for the YMCA of the Rockies. There will also be speakers talking about professional skills necessary in the participant’s future career such as Conflict Management, Diversity, Marketing, Public Speaking, Creating and Using High Performing Teams and Maintaining Healthy Relationships in the Workplace (topics are subject to change). The participant will also learn about personal skills that are key in becoming independent such as how to Budget, Resume Writing and Interview Skills. The participant will have to do 2 presentations, one in a local school about their home country and culture, and one in front of YMCA of the Rockies supervisors and coworkers about the YMCA in their home country.


The phases, topic of the offered classes and dates might change.