The intern’s primary responsibilities will be with our summer Kayak Center. Our Kayak Center operates out of the Bellegarde Boathouse, located on the shores of the Merrimack River. Kayak Center offerings typically include hourly and daily kayak, canoe and SUP rentals, adult and youth tours and clinics, teen and youth day paddling clinics. Kayak center is open for rentals Monday - Friday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., May 26 to August. Additionally, day programs and evening tours occur outside of those hours.
Secondary responsibilities include working for the Outdoor Adventure Program and Bike Shop. The Outdoor Adventure Program offers a variety of trips for UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff. Trips include day hiking, river and ocean paddling, rock climbing, bicycling and backpacking trips ranging all over New England and beyond. The Bike Shop offers bicycle repairs, new and used bicycle sales, do it yourself shop time, and parts as well as serves the Freewheelers bike share program providing logistics and maintenance for a fleet of free daily rental bicycles to five locations across campus.
Interns will gain experience in the following areas:
Daily Kayak Center programming and operations
Outdoor Adventure Program logistics and trip leadership
Assist with program planning, marketing, implementation, administration, and evaluation
Leadership, instruction and group management with peers, adults, teens and children
Serve a diverse customer base of students, faculty, staff and community members
Intern/Practicum students are expected to demonstrate responsibility, initiative, dependability, inclusiveness, and a positive attitude. At the beginning of the internship or practicum, a learning contract will be established between Campus Recreation and the intern to make sure expectations are clear and learning needs are met, including any academic requirements.
We are excited that are you interested in joining the UML Campus Recreation team and are eager to help you grow as a professional. If you have any additional questions about our Outdoor Adventure Internship/Practicum , please don't hesitate to contact Kevin_Soleil@uml.edu, 978-934-1932. Once you fill out and submit your online application below, we will be in contact shortly with more information!