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At the YMCA of the Rockies, we believe we have something special—a sense of community—and that everyone should have access to it, along with the programs and services that make a positive impact. As part of our mission, the YMCA of the Rockies offers International Internship and Training opportunities these are a practical “on-the-job” training in an American business for overseas university students and young professionals, in their field of study.
These opportunities vary at each of the YMCA of the Rockies two locations. Explore what options are available to you and learn more about our selection process for this program.
We’re excited that you are considering YMCA of the Rockies as your next step in your career path! Our International Trainee and Internship programs are open to all persons who meet the eligibility requirements. Participants will receive on-the-job training in all facets of their selected area of interest and qualification. Additional training may be provided in supervisory skills, customer service skills and English language skills. Placement depends upon qualifications of the applicant and departmental needs. The program bridges the participant’s course of study to their career development objectives. While participants gain practical knowledge in their specialized fields, the American staff gains international cultural and business awareness. The participants not only gain valuable insight into American business methods and practices, they immerse themselves into American society and culture.
A trainee must be a foreign national who has graduated from a degree-granting university and has one year of experience outside the United States OR has five years of experience in his/her occupational field outside of the United States. An applicant’s education and experience must directly relate to the training for which they are applying. Trainee programs are for 12 months. Sometimes there is a possibility to extend to 18 months.
An intern must be a foreign national who is currently enrolled in a post-secondary academic institution outside of the United States OR has graduated within 12 months prior to his/her program begin date. An applicant’s education and experience must directly relate to the Internship for which they are applying.
Applications for the Intern/Trainee Program open on October 1st with a deadline of February 15. The recruiting process will be on a first come first serve basis. Positions might close before the deadline if they have been filled.
Opportunities for International Internship & Trainee Programs
Human Resources - Staff ExperienceSnow Mountain Ranch
Human Resources - Office AssistantSnow Mountain Ranch
Recreational & Programs OperationsSnow Mountain Ranch
Information TechnologySnow Mountain Ranch
Guest Services - Front DeskSnow Mountain Ranch
Guest Services - Conference focusSnow Mountain Ranch
Human Resources - Office AssociateEstes Park Center
Food Service OperationsEstes Park Center
Recreation and Programs OperationsEstes Park Center
Information TechnologyEstes Park Center
Guest Services - Front DeskEstes Park Center
Guest Services - Conference FocusEstes Park Center
Additional Information on the International Programs
Clothing: Temperatures in the mountains change very fast. Please make sure to pack WARM CLOTHES!
- All Seasons: black pants/blue jeans, sweatshirts/sweaters, jacket or parka, t-shirts, swimsuit, as well as some nice clothes for special occasions.
- Winter Season (September—May): heavy coat, scarf, gloves, boots, and hat for cold weather and snow.
- Rain Gear: no umbrellas due to lightning
- Good walking shoes and/or hiking boots
- Alarm Clock
- Shower Sandals
- Container to carry personal items to shower room
- Musical instrument if you play one
- Sporting gear appropriate to the season
- Adapters for electronics: American outlets are different from other countries, and there are no adapters sold near our facility.
- Cultural Items: Bring items that represent your home country for cultural events
Meet some of our team members.
The best part of working at the YMCA is meeting people from everywhere around the world. The high ropes experience challenged me and I loved it!
The YMCA is a great place to meet people and hear stories about their experiences in various cultures. By serving at the YMCA I will gain a long-term vision to create positive future change.
I love that I can learn about other countries’ cultures. International staff get to participate in the International Fair and Dinner. They also are partnered with American Host Families to do once-a-month activities. Host Families learn about our culture and we learn about the culture of the USA.
Working at the YMCA feels like you are on vacation every day! You get to spend time in the beautiful mountains and have a great view of the Rockies. Time passes so fast!
Meet some of our team members.
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