Job Description



Are you a student of a college or university and looking for an internship to support your education and career goals?

YMCA of the Rockies offers a variety of internships to provide you with a unique opportunity to explore the Rocky Mountains while gaining valuable hands-on experience in your field of study and school credit - all while getting paid, AND Room & Board!

Some internship opportunities include:

  • Recreation & Tourism

  • Youth Education

  • Environmental / Outdoor Education

  • Philanthropy

  • Marketing/Graphic Design/Videography & Photography

  • Guest Service

  • Museum Studies

  • Human Resources

  • Other specialized areas

Intern Requirements:

Please complete the online application, indicating your field of study and what you hope to learn or accomplish during your internship.

Attach your schools requirements to your application when prompted.

If selected for an internship at YMCA of the Rockies, we will provide you with a job description which will need to be signed by your professor or intern supervisor at your school.

Internships at the YMCA of the Rockies require you to work approximately 40 hours per week; your schedule may vary depending on the position, and may require you to work some evenings, weekends and holidays.


  • Must be currently enrolled in a higher education institution and pursuing a degree in a field relevant to the internship you are applying for.

  • Able to fluently read, write, and speak English.

  • Able and willing to work flexible shifts, days, weekends and nights, including holidays.

  • Enjoy working with people, work well independently as well as part of a team.

  • Effective communications skills, in person, over the phone, and through writing.

  • Must meet additional qualifications and functions for the specific position should you be placed into an internship relevant to your field of study (to be provided upon further consideration for a position).

General YMCA of the Rockies Requirements:

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions

  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs

  • Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional

  • Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff

  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse environment

  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards


Internships are seasonal, hourly (based on 40 hours/week) positions paying $220/week with additional employee benefits including:

  • Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free wifi and no bills!)

  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)

  • School Credit - In order to be eligible for school credit, you must submit your school's requirements at the time of application. These requirements must be reviewed and approved by the Human Resources Department and Supervising Manager prior to an employment offer being made.

  • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, trails, roller rink, library, and an art center

  • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities

  • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Resident Office

  • Other employee perks and discounts, including:

    • Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort)
    • 20% Discount at our General Store and Rustic caf

    • Discounts at local merchants

    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy)


We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty.


You must submit three references with your application, including their name, phone number and email address.

Two references must be someone who know you professionally (former or current manager, supervisor, teacher, professor, coach, pastor, etc.) and one reference must be a family member.

If you are a rehire and have served at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch, or Camp Chief Ouray at any time during the past three years, references are not required.


The YMCA of the Rockies operates two year-round family resorts and conference centers on each side of Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Center located in Estes Park, CO; Snow Mountain Ranch located in Winter Park, CO; and Camp Chief Ouray, a summer resident camp for kids located on the Snow Mountain Ranch property.

The Estes Park Center is the largest YMCA conference center in the world. At nearly 900 acres in size and serving over 200,000 guests each year, a dedicated team of individuals work to provide guests with a world-renowned experience.

We employ people of all ages, from across the country and the world, who want to experience the mountains and support our healthy spirit, mind, and body mission. Join us!

Please call our HR office at 970-586-3341 x1032, or email


Position Requirements


Internship - General Application - Paid Seasonal Position - (Room & Board Provided!) 


Estes Park Center 

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EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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