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    Adaptive Ski/Snowboard Instructor Internship

    Winter interns make a six-month commitment, from early November to late April, working primarily for the Adaptive Ski Program based at Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. After an intense month long training the interns become an integral part of the ski office, first as assistant instructors, and quickly advancing to primary instructors for people with various disabilities and special needs. This job, although incredibly rewarding and educational, is physically and mentally demanding. Interns may spend their day helping students with physical challenges get on and off the lift, as well as introducing them to adaptive skiing or helping them improve their current skills. After a long day at work, interns may return home to daily chores of wood chopping or snow shoveling, which are some of the many duties needed to maintain the BOEC wilderness site where they live. Another responsibility that may keep interns from returning home right after the full work day is driving groups of participants to and from our ski office to ensure their ability to participate in our unique program. During the winter, interns also facilitate wilderness courses with various groups ranging from the siblings of people with cancer, to groups with brain injuries or epilepsy. These courses require interns to be involved in preplanning, such as course design and food shopping, as well as group facilitation, team building exercises and participation on the BOEC ropes course or high and low elements. When on course,interns and other staff remain with participants twenty-four hours per day, as most winter courses take place at our wilderness site.

    Full Time

    Room and Board



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    Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

    The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences. The BOEC began back in 1976 with a staff that consisted of volunteers only, gear that came from their closets, and food that was donated or provided by the clients. The BOEC has come a long way since then. The BOEC offers Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding, Wilderness Courses (on-site as well as mobile courses), Professional Challenge Courses, and a unique Internship Program. Situated on 39 acres, the BOEC boasts a climbing wall, a high ropes course, high and low team initiatives, rafts, canoes, sea kayaks, cabins, teepees, and much more, as resources for experiential education.

    PO Box 697
    Breckenridge, Colorado