Internships

Visually impaired snow skier with guide and tethers.Volunteer carries sitski rig onto dock.Jetskiers give the thumbs up and smile.

For more information, contact Joel Zeisler at 203-426-0666  or email us at info@LOFAdaptiveSkiers.org

Internships (College Students)

Internships allow students to apply their coursework in a real-world setting, gain professional skills, start to network for future employment, and help students determine whether that field is a good career fit for them. The goal of LOF Adaptive Skiers’  internship programs is to give students the opportunity to apply their coursework in a real-world and professional setting. We offer hands-on experience working with individuals of a range of abilities including physically and/or developmentally disabled individuals.

Winter Marketing Internship From January – March you will accompany the LOF Adaptive Team at six full day adaptive snow ski clinics at Mt. Southington in CT.  You will work along side certified snow ski and wakeboard instructors in order to capture transformative moments on camera and video for use in LOF’s training and marketing materials.    When in the office, you will edit photos and footage to create videos and website content.  Qualifications:  Recent graduate or student majoring in photography, film, journalism.

Summer or Winter Administrative Internship We are looking for interns to work part time in our administrative office in Sandy Hook, CT. Duties will be divided between programming, publicity, social media, and general administrative work.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience and to learn the day-to-day activities of a busy nonprofit. You will work directly with staff, volunteers and clients.   The hours are flexible, but the intern would be expected to work between 10-20 hours per week.  Qualifications: excellent verbal, written, organizational and communication skills

Summer Marketing Internship From June – August you will accompany the LOF Adaptive Skiers Team at our weekly adaptive water sports programs both on- and off-site.  You will work alongside LOF volunteers, staff and skiers in order to capture transformative moments on camera and video for use in LOF’s training and marketing materials.    When in the office, you will edit photos and footage to create videos and website content.  Qualifications:  Recent graduate or student majoring in photography, film, journalism.

Summer Adaptive Water Sports Clinic Internship From June – August you will accompany the LOF Adaptive Skiers Team both in the office and in the field.  When in the office, you will learn how to coordinate an adaptive water sports event (day event, multi-day and camp), by organizing registration, overseeing event coordination,  logistics and supplies, and carrying out other program-related administrative duties.  While in the field, you will be trained to work directly with skiers to fit equipment, assist with transfers, and work on various adaptive techniques. You will also be responsible for day-of event coordination, supporting staff and volunteers, and surveying skiers.  Events are weekdays and weekends, both on- and off-site.

Community Service Hours (High School Students)

LOF Adaptive Skiers Community Service with LOF gives students the opportunity to work at a local adaptive non-profit sports organization that improves the lives of individuals with disabilities through adaptive sports.  Specializing in water sports and snow skiing, LOF Adaptive offers students administrative, creative, and field work positions as well as hands-on experience working with children and adults with a range of abilities and special needs.

Administrative & Events:   Students will be responsible for general assistance in the office, including answering  telephone calls, responding to emails, general filing, copying, and data entry. Students will also help pack equipment and supplies for trade shows, vendor days and community tabling events.  Qualifications:  Excellent written, communication and computer skills. Students need to be able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team, and work with people in a wide variety of settings and situations.  Other requirements: Students must be in high school and have their own transportation.  Time commitment: 5 hours per week (weekdays or weekends).

 Creative: Students will be responsible for editing photos and footage to create videos, brochures and website content.  Qualifications:  Excellent communication and computer skills required. Photo editing and video editing experience a plus. Students need to be able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team, and work with people in a wide variety of settings and situations.  Other requirements:  Students must be in high school and have their own transportation.  Time commitment: 5 hours per week (weekdays or weekends).