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Youth Development Internship

Basic Function:           Youth Development Intern plan and lead groups of children in fun, educational, and developmentally-appropriate activities such as Social Recreation, Arts & Crafts, Physical Education and Outdoor/Environment.  They build relationships, act as mentors, and model good decision-making and social skills.  They also help to ensure inclusion and safety for all members.


Internship Responsibilities:

  • Creates an environment that promotes and stimulates program participation.
  • Provides guidance and role modeling to members.
  • Maintains a safe environment for members both physically and emotionally.
  • Effectively plans and leads programs, services and activities to members.
  • Assist in designing a variety of age appropriate activities addressing responsible decision making.
  • Plan, prepare, and facilitate small groups of up to 15 youth ages 5-18.
  • Know and use positive youth guidance techniques including, but not limited to, positive role modeling, conflict resolution and positive discipline.
  • Participates as an active, positive team member with supervisor, other staff, volunteers and members.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by direct supervisor.
  • Work to achieve the mission of the organization.
  • Able to job shadow other staff at Boys & Girls Clubs.



  • One to three months of experience working with children, even if informal.
  • Able to relate well with children and manage groups of them.
  • Willing and able to plan programs and activities.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and mobile when supervising groups of children.
  • Must demonstrate maturity and good decision-making and be aware of good personal boundaries.
  • Comfortable talking about personal health and wellness issues, (i.e. bullying, sexual intercourse, healthy decision making, drugs, alcohol, bullying) that affect the everyday life of children and teenagers.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with youth and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and mobile when supervising groups of children.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.


Program Hours Available:

School Year Hours:      Club: 1 PM to 9 PM Monday-Friday              

                                KIDSTOP: 2 PM to 6 PM Monday-Friday


Summer Hours:         Club: 10 AM to 6 PM Monday-Friday

                               KIDSTOP: 7 AM to 6 PM Monday-Friday

                                             (somewhere in this time frame)


*Intern schedule will vary depending on site need and intern availability


***A stipend in the amount of $300 will be allotted to those interns able to complete 300 or more hours during the course of the semester.


How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to Bethany Theisen, Volunteer & Internship Coordinator, by emailing it to (as a PDF file) or by mail to: Boys & Girls Club, 345 30th Avenue North, St. Cloud MN  56303.  To help with the intake process, please submit an application on our website at and click on the volunteer tab.


Deadline:  Ongoing


"Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service."

Need Type: Volunteer
This Need is ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 56303