Bok Tower Gardens
  • 14-Mar-2019 to 13-May-2019 (EST)
  • Education
  • 10.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Job Title:          Summer Camp Intern

Reports to:       Summer Camp Coordinators

Category:          Hourly / Nonexempt / Seasonal June 17, 2019 to July 19, 2019


Bok Tower Gardens Discovery Days Summer Camp internship program provides motivated students the chance to have practical work experience.

Discovery Days Summer Camp is a series of stimulating day camps for children ages 6-8 and 9-12 filled with activities to keep young minds engaged and learning through the summer months. Week-long sessions for each age group feature activities to help children connect with the natural world through art, science, cooking, gardening, and sensory explorations and to develop leadership skills.


Discovery Days offer an experiential learning curriculum fostering awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of natural and cultural resources by connecting children to food, culture, and nature at the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens.

The Summer Camp Intern will assist the Summer Camp Coordinators with the day-to-day operations of each camp session (a total of 4 weeks) including the care and supervision of the campers.



  • Act as an integral member of the Summer Camp Program team.
  • Be present and accessible from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday during entire camp season (4 weeks).
  • Provide a welcoming and organized camp experience including greeting campers and families, staff, and volunteers.
  • Support the needs of Summer Camp Coordinators and guest speakers.
  • Help with set up, clean up, organization, and management of materials.
  • Participate in briefings at the beginning and end of each day; be prepared to implement daily schedules and program changes in the morning.
  • Exercise effective and personable communication with everyone at the Gardens: campers and their families, volunteers, staff, and other guests. 
  • Be flexible with the program schedule to meet the immediate and changing demands of campers while adhering to the goals and flow of the program.
  • Observe camper behavior, assesses its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and report to Summer Camp Coordinators. 


  • Absolute commitment to the entire camp season.
  • Clean background check.
  • Interest in environmental education and/or teaching.
  • Acceptance of diverse audiences in gender, race, religion, ethnicity, age, and mental and physical development.
  • Health and stamina to be standing and moving continuously from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., including bending, kneeling, squatting, lifting, twisting, walking, and getting up from the ground without support outside in Florida summer weather conditions.
  • Self-motivated, detailed-oriented, and a team player.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.



  • Understanding of the connections between child development, experiential education, environmental education, nature, gardening, and youth programming.
  • Sympathy for the emotional and physical needs of children.
  • Possess a genuine love of nature, education, and youth.
  • Possess a sense of adventure balanced with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Possess excellent organizational, communication, and people skills.
  • Exemplify and model a general attitude of helpfulness, support, and growth.
  • Possess integrity, sound judgment, and a sense of humor appropriate to all ages.
  • Personal experience in gardening and a personal connection to the natural world.
  • Appreciation for artistic expression in visual art, music, architecture, and the written word.


Interested candidates may submit resumes and letters of interest by accessing our careers website: This position will remain open until filled.


Bok Tower Gardens (BTG) is a Drug-Free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled. We base all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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