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:The University of Minnesota Duluth provides free of charge to non-University employers the opportunity to post vacancies within their organization or business. The UMD Student Employment Office does not conduct background checks on employers posting job opportunities.

University of Minnesota Duluth Student Employment Office does not make any recommendations regarding the employers, we do not make any guarantees regarding the positions posted and are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. We encourage students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting off-campus employment.



Griffis Institute
725 Daedalian Drive Rome, NY 13441 | Phone (315) 838-1696 | Fax (315) 838-1699

Rome, NY (Travel & living expenses covered if selected)
Summer Internship - Information Directorate of the AFRL

The 2014 application cycle has begun at the Griffiss Institute for the Summer Internship Program at the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

The mission of the Information Directorate is to lead the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting information technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force.  As a result, the majority of the students selected will be majoring in technical fields such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.  Individuals selected for the projects will work at state-of-the-art facilities alongside world-class scientists and engineers.  For basic information on the areas of research that the selected interns will be working in please view the AFRL/RI Core Competencies.  There could be a few positions available in accounting and finance and multimedia (graphic's, graphic communications, marketing, etc.)
For applicants who reside more than 70 miles from Rome, NY, allowances will be available to help cover the cost of travel and living expenses if you are selected for a position.

The application deadline is March 23, 2014.  A copy of your resume and your current transcript are required with your application. These documents must be uploaded in .PDF format.
The 2014 application process for students is located on the Griffiss Institute website at:    

Camp Kamaji for Girls

12 miles east of Bemidji, MN
June 9th-August 12th 2013
$2100 for the full contractual period
Travel stipend ranging from $200 - $400 in addition to room and board.

Positions Available:
Administrative Office Assistant
Wilderness Trip Leader
Sailing Director
Sailing Instructor

Applicants must be 21+ years of age by June 1, 2013 and applicants must have a valid drivers license with 'clean' record.

We work toward a common goal of making the summer a safe, fun and enriching experience for all of our campers. We hire both male and female staff — so inspite of the fact that Camp Kamaji is a camp for girls, we do have a coed staff!! Given that Kamaji is a summer residential camp, not only do our 150 campers live at camp, all of our staff also live and work at camp.

To apply, go to Kamaji’s web site at — double-click on Staff Info page where you will find an online application. Be sure to take the time to complete the 2013 New Staff Application in its entirety and to list former employers as well as references, listing each person’s complete contact info.

Camp Phillips Boy Scout Camp Camp Phillips Boy Scout Camp
2900C 16th Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Employees should be outgoing, able to interact with middle school and high school age youth, and be able to provide a program that focuses on safety and quality.Training is provided for all positions. Scouting or summer camp experience is not required.

Positions Available:
Chaplain - conduct regular worship services for campers
Ropes Course Director - oversee ropes course programming
Sailing Director - oversee small boat sailing, kayaking, and other programs

Weekly work, pay negotiable plus room/board

For more informaion or to apply, e-mail
Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps

Easter Seals Wisconsin operates two camp programs just outside of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Between the two camps, Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps does not turn anyone away due to their diagnosis, and students who work at either camp could experience working with people who have been diagnosed with autism, Down's syndrom, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and many other people with differing needs.

Positions Available: Ropes Course Staff, Counselors, Arts & Crafts Specialist, Kitchen Aids, Sports & Games Specialist, Dietitian, Nature Specialist, Nurses, Business Manger, Lifeguards and Drama, Music, Dance Specialist

Easter Seals has a partnership with AmeriCorps, whose members receive additional training and intensive orientations in health and safety, social relationships, recreation, and citizenship and can have an Educational Award to assist paying for tuition or use towards paying for loans.

For more information: e-mail or visit the website at

Camp Esquagama

Camp Esquagama is currently seeking Summer Camp Counselors/Program Staff for the upcoming summer. At Camp Esquagama, we believe kids need time to be kids, and that's what we're best at helping them do! Located a few hours North of the Twin Cities, and less than an hour from Duluth, our 40 acres on Lake Esquagama are the perfect place to spend your summer. Each staff person hired is responsible for co-supervising a cabin of campers (ages 7-15) in addition to working in a camp program area. This residential position requires staff to live on site from early June through mid-August, with time off between camper sessions. If you're interested in furthering your career in the youth development field, as well as spending your summer outdoors, consider Camp Esquagama!

Must be 18 years or older. Employment is located on a non-smoking facility. Prior outdoor education or youth development experience preferred, but not required. Some positions require current CPR, First Aid, or Lifeguard certification.

"The Leader in Youth Sports since 1979"

Skyhawks partners with community-based organizations, to provide youth opportunities to enrich their sports skills by participating in a safe, positive and non-competitive programs and camps. We currently offer programs in over 45 Minnesota Communities with a majority of them in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Skyhawks is looking for teachers, coaches, college students, and high school students who are interested in teaching young athletes (ages 3-14) the rules, techniques, and strategies of 11 different sports.

Program times are typically 9am-Noon, 1pm-4pm, or 9am-3pm Monday-Friday or Monday-Thursday. Evening hours available. Skyhawks summer programs run June 10-August 23.

Summer internship opportunities are also available. 
For additional information e-mail
To Apply: Go to

Wisconsin Badger Camp

Wisconsin Badger Camp is a special needs camp for adults and children with developmental disabilities. We are currently seeking energetic staff who want to make a difference in the lives of our campers!

We are located in the rolling hills of Prairie Du Chien, WI on 680 beautiful acres.

We are looking for Main Camp Counselors, Lifeguards, Music Specialist, Arts & Crafts Specialist, Nature Specialist, Nurses, Dietitian, Kitchen Staff, & more!

Summer 2013 Camp Dates:
Dates of Employment: May 31-August 17
Staff In-Service: May 31-June 7
Camper Session: June 9-August 16
For more info or an application Call: (608)348-9689

Camp Knutson
'A special camp where every child is special'

Become a counselor at Camp Knutson, where you'll be part of a team that works with children and youth with special needs. Counselors plan and lead activities that are geared for each group of children with unique special challenges. Groups of campers change weekly and include children with Autism, severe skin disease, heart disease, Down Syndrome, HIV/AIDS.

Interested? Camp Knutson, 11169 Whitefish Ave, Crosslake, MN 56442
Mary Kate Williams, 218.543.4232,

To learn more or download employment forms, visit our camp site!

Wisconsin Lions Camp
Retreat and Conference Center

The Wisconsin Lions Camp is a non-profit, American Camp Association accredited camp dedicated to providing quality camping experiences for the youth and adults we serve. This program focuses on developing a positive self-concept, social interactions, and experience in outdoor recreational activities and is geared to the specific needs and interests of each camper. During our summer camp program, we serve youth ages 9-17 who socially or educationally functions as having a mild/borderline cognitive disability, youth ages 6-17 that are deaf or hard of hearing and blind or visualy impaired, and youth ages 8-16 with diabetes. In addition, we offer retreat programs for adults who are blind or visually impaired and deaf or hard of hearing.

For more information, contact:
Wisconsin Lions Camp
3834 County Road A
Rosholt, WI 54473
Phone: 715.677.4969
Fax: 715.677.3297
Prison Fellowship Ministries Exciting internships are available every summer with Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. Justice Fellowship, reforming the Criminal Justice System to promote the respect of victims, the transformation of offenders and safety in communities, and The Colson Center for Christian Worldview, which equips Christians to live out their faith in the culture.

We highly recommend all interested students to visit our website at for a complete description of the purpose and goals of the ministry as well as news and current events.  All Christian undergraduate or graduate students are encouraged to apply online at or by e-mailing your cover letter and resume to and specifically stating the positions of interest as well. 

Douglas County Forestry, Solon Springs, WI

Lead Park Worker (2 Positions)
The Lead Workers will coordinate the activities of the seasonal park laborers as well as perform the daily tasks of maintaining the County Parks and Recreation areas located throughout Douglas County. Must be able to commit to the position from early May to late Sept.. $10.50 Hourly.
Park Workers (6 Positions)  
Responsibilities include the daily tasks of maintaining the County Parks and Recreation areas located throughout Douglas County. $8.50 Hourly.

Applicants for both Lead Park Wkr and Park Wkr positions must have a High School Diploma or GED and possess a valid WI Driver’s License. Currently enrolled students in an outdoor or Forest recreation or similar field of study desirable. No Benefits. Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.  Park Workers and Lead Park Workers returning for a second season receive an additional 25 cents to their base wage and another 25 cents if return for a third year.
Applications to be submitted on-line via at under job listings. If you have questions regarding the position(s), contact the Douglas County HR Dept., (715)395-1429 or the Forestry Department located in Solon Springs.
Deadline Date: March 30, 2014. EOE

Skyhawks Sports Academy

Do you enjoy sports? Do you like having fun and working with kids? Do you like spending your summer days outside? Do you want to improve your coaching/teaching skills?

If this sounds like you, come work for Skyhawks, the largest provider of sports programs for kids. Skyhawks is looking for teachers, coaches, college students and high school students who are interested in teaching young athletes (ages 4 – 14) the rules, techniques, and strategies of the following sports:
*Soccer     *Baseball     *Basketball      *Cheerleading
*Beginning Golf     *Tennis      *Flag Football      *Multi-Sport
*Tiny-Hawk (3-4 year olds)     *Lacrosse    *Volleyball     *Track & Field
Anoka/Coon Rapids, Apple Valley, Blaine, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Chaska, Cottage Grove, Eden Prairie, Elk River, Edina, Golden Valley, Hastings, Hopkins, Jordan, Lino Lakes, Long Lake/ Orono, Delano, Mound, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Rockford, Rochester, Savage, Shakopee, Stillwater, St. Louis Park, St. Michael, St. Paul, Waconia, Westonka, Woodbury, Mendota Heights

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Skyhawks partners with community-based organizations to provide youth opportunity to enrich their sports skills by participating in safe, positive and non-competitive programs and camps. Over 35 years of experience have helped to build a menu of programs as varied as our young athletes.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Directors and Coaches positions are available both for week-long half-day programs and week-long full-day programs. Skyhawks assigns staff on a weekly basis and those that meet expectations will work on a consistent basis. Staffing is based on a number of factors including number of sports staff can teach, flexibility in driving to different locations, and how well the staff are currently doing their job.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Skyhawks is looking for sports-oriented individuals who are highly-motivated, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Skyhawks requires coaches to drive to various locations throughout summer, so you must have reliable transportation. Skyhawks requires Directors to be First Aid and CPR certified and Coaches to be First Aid Certified by the time you work your first camp. Staff must be at least 18 years old by June 1st.

SUMMER PROGRAM HOURS AND PAY: Program times are typically 9am-Noon, 1pm-4pm or 9am-3pm Monday - Friday or Monday - Thursday. Evening hours are also available. Skyhawks summer programs start the week of June 9 and end the week of August 18. Pay range is between $7.75/hour to $12.50/hour and based on school level and experience. Spring and summer internship opportunities are also available. 

HOW TO APPLY: If interested in working, apply online at 


Gregg Lauderdale ---

Superior National Forest – Outreach – Faces of Tomorrow Crew Lead

Laurentian Ranger District in Aurora, MN
Tofte Ranger District in Tofte, MN
Gunflint Ranger District in Grand Marais, MN

This position works for the Faces of Tomorrow lead and will work directly with a crew of 5 people as the crew leader.  Faces of Tomorrow is an effort to improve the diversity of our applicant pool and in turn our workforce.  Intensive outreach by Faces of Tomorrow recruiters to diverse communities is occurring now to inform potential applicants of seasonal jobs at the Superior National Forest. The Forest has a goal of hiring two five-person temporary, seasonal, work crews, to perform a variety of field work during the FY14 field season.

A critical component of this work will involve a wide variety of on-the-ground work.  This position will work with the crew and serve as crew leader.  The position will also work closely with the Faces of Tomorrow Lead who will plan and organize the work for the crew.  Good interpersonal relations are important as this position will work closely with the crew members to ensure they gain a variety of skills through their work across the forest.  

The crew leader and crew will work on projects including resources areas such as; fire, fuels, timber, recreation, silviculture, and restoration. As with all Superior National Forest positions, intensive, on-the-job and classroom training will be provided to the crews so that these new employees gain the experience, opportunities and skills needed to make them highly competitive for permanent, full time jobs. This position will coordinate the training and projects for the crews.

Duties include:
Serving as the leader for the crew doing on-the-ground work; performing a variety of routine and frequently complex tasks involving techniques and practices relating to natural resources management programs (timber, recreation, wildlife, fires/fuels); following assignments that supports field projects;  mentoring of crew members including problem solving and highlighting concerns of crews in a timely manner; ensuring that training - both on-the-job and class room - occurs for crew members; maintaining a safe work environment; and retention efforts towards crew members.

Kurt Steele at (218) 663-8061 /, Scott Snelson at (218) 229-8801 /,  and  Lisa Radosevich-Craig at (218) 626-4336 /  would be glad to provide additional information on the positions and the Faces of Tomorrow Initiative.   Please complete the outreach response form on the next page if interested in this position.

USDA Forest Service

Web link to summer employment opportunities with the USDA Forest Service--
There are a variety of positions available.  In some cases housing is available at a low cost.  Apply through and act quickly as many jobs are only taking applications for a short window.  Best advice is:

·  Be flexible and be willing to where the jobs are to get experience
·  Get your resume on – you can upload one or it is recommended by some to enter you own.  In this website you are not space limited and the resume is a very important as this one place where HR specialists determine if you are qualified for the job
·  Upload your transcript
·  Keep trying, the USDA Forest Service is a great place to work.

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