The YMCA of the North Shore offers swim lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming, private swim lessons, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for children with diverse abilities. Our instructors have been trained in the latest swim curriculum from Y-USA. Swim lessons include proven effective progressions for swim safety, confidence building and stroke development with a splash of fun!
However, the YMCA is much more than a fitness facility and a place to learn how to swim. We are a community partner and the impact of our work is felt far beyond the walls of our facilities. Program Directors in a non-profit organization have a broad range of responsibilities including program development and implementation, staff management, and program quality assurance.
A management internship at the Y is an opportunity to get hands on experience in a real world work environment for students interested in overseeing a team, running programs, or working at a non-profit organization.
Do you have experience lifeguarding, instructing, or a background or interest in recreation? Have you considered a career in aquatics? Through this experiential learning, you will have the opportunity to experience aspects of a management position within a large non-profit organization.
Each internship will include the following key areas of focus and outcomes:
- Direct service working with patrons and participants, getting to know members, understand community interests, and communicating effectively
- Learn best practice in managing staff and creating an aquatic center schedule including month in-service trainings and emergency preparedness
- Gain knowledge relative to Massachusetts Code Compliance through site visits and working directly with a department supervisor
- General department management insight including budgeting, program registration, member satisfaction and center maintenance
- Throughout the duration of the internship, the student will have the opportunity to earn additional aquatics certifications
At the conclusion of this internship the student will have completed a final project to be determined with the internship supervisor such as developing an aquatic event from start to finish including implementation and evaluation.
14-16 weeks, a minimum of one semester or based on school curriculum criteria
10-12 hours per week minimum or contingent upon internship criteria
Placements available at Ipswich, Beverly, Gloucester, and Haverhill
Application Review Period and Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until March 31st, with placements made by May, 2020 for Fall 2020.
A Free YMCA membership for the duration of the internship and discounts on YNS programs and activities.
Questions regarding internships can be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-564-3463.