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Interning for the Y opens a window of career opportunities.

Imagine being a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world, where your work positively influences the lives of others! Apply your experience, knowledge, creativity and energy, as well as build your resume while discovering new talents. Create a better future for yourself and your neighbors by interning at the YMCA.

 

Current Internship Opportunities:

 

Arts & Humanities Internship

Are you passionate about the arts and want to increase your knowledge of arts administration and programming? The Y offers high quality arts programming with educated instructors in a fun atmosphere. Programs include dance, martial arts, music, and fine arts. Our Arts Intern will assist with planning & implementing special events including national Y Arts Week, Martial Arts Tournament, and Music and Dance recitals. Other responsibilities include volunteer recruitment, records management, member communication, promotion, and implementing Y-USA resources into programs.

 

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a degree program in management, communications, or other applicable field of study. Candidates should be energetic, self-directed, organized, have strong communication skills. An interest in building relationships with others and creating a welcoming environment is essential.

 

This is an unpaid part-time internship working 10-20 hours per week a varying schedule.

 

If interested in applying, download and complete the Internship Application found on our website: www.laxymca.org. Email your completed application to hr@laxymca.org or to Tammy Addleman at taddleman@laxymca.org.



Graphic Design Internship

Majors: Graphic Design, Web Design, Marketing

Duration: Semester or Full Year. Part Time (15-20) or Full Time (35-40).

 

Join a cause-driven organization and help make a positive impact in our community as the YMCA Graphic Design Intern. Responsibilities include creating digital and print ads, large print posters, interior signage, social media graphics, website graphics, posters/flyers for all Y departments and more. A focus of the content created will be impact/story driven, helping our community reach their health and wellness goals.

 

Candidates should have a background in Graphic Design, including experience with the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.

 

This is an unpaid internship with flexible working hours, potentially working some weekend events. Start date will vary based on semester and can be a part-time or full-time internship that is a semester or full year in length. If interested, please email your resume to Travis Pernsteiner, Marketing & Communications Director, at tpernsteiner@laxymca.org.

 

Our Marketing Department oversees three Y facilities, 23,000 Y members and 600+ employees.

 

Human Resources Internship-Spring 2018

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA is currently looking for a Human Resources Intern to assist with the Human Resources Department. Candidates will gain experience working for a non-profit organization and learning the day to day duties within an HR department. We will work together to help the candidate get the experience they need within their field. Candidates must be going to school for Human Resources or a related field, have database management, record keeping, and Microsoft Office experience. Candidates must have excellent communication skills. This is an unpaid internship but you will gain work and leadership experience. If interested contact Jackie Ripp, Human Resources Director at jripp@laxymca.org and complete an Internship application on our website at www.laxymca.org.



Information Technology Internship

Majors: IT-Computer Support, IT-Network Systems, IT-Database  Duration: Semester or Full Year. Part Time (12-20hrs).

Join a cause-driven organization and help make a positive impact in our community as the YMCA IT Intern. Responsibilities include assisting with break/fix resolution, new computer deployment, new user setup, imaging, network infrastructure install, end user training, AV equipment support, and phone system changes for all Y departments and more. Our IT Department oversees three Y facilities and 600+ employees. You will gain experience in all areas of Information Technology.Candidates should have a background in Information Technology, be ready to impact the community, and be willing to learn.

This is an unpaid internship with flexible working hours during normal business hours. Start date will vary based on semester and can be a part-time internship that is a semester or full year in length. If interested, please email your resume to Chris Stierman, IT Director, at cstierman@laxymca.org.

 

Marketing & Social Media Internship

The Y is looking for a cause-driven leader with a passion to serve others, better the community and make a positive impact. If you feel compelled to give back and support others, consider joining our Marketing & Communication team! Responsibilities include assisting the La Crosse Area Family YMCA in communicating important events and information to members via a monthly eNewsletter, updating content on the Y’s website, creating posters and flyers using Microsoft Publisher and assisting Y Directors with their marketing needs. Managing the social media pages and developing additional pages on some of the newest platforms. This is an unpaid internship with flexible working hours, potentially working some weekend events. Start date will vary based on semester and can be a part-time or full-time internship that can be a semester or full year in length. If interested please complete an Internship Application and submit to Travis Pernsteiner at tpernsteiner@laxymca.org.


Gymnastics Internship
The Y is looking for a friendly, motivated and organized intern to assist with and learn about the Y's Gymnastics program. You will work alongside our Gymnastics Program Director to help ensure that programs are running smoothly and assist with any meets or gymanstics team events. Experience in gymnastics is preferred but not required. For more information, or questions about the position, contact Kelly Sorensen at ksorensen@laxymca.org. 
 

Teen Center Internship
Engage youth while attending drop-in hours, providing outreach, tutoring, teaching specific skills such as art or music lessons, and/or other special projects as arranged. Additional duties as determined by intern supervisor and intern. Students in the majors of Psychology and Human & Social Services are encouraged to apply. For more information, or questions about the position, please contact Lisa Luckey, Teen and Youth Services Director, at lluckey@laxymca.org. 

 

 

School Age Program Internship
At the Y we strengthen community through youth development because we believe that a community is stronger when all children can discover and achieve healthy lifestyles. In our school age program you will be part of a nurturing and caring staff team that is there to help youth learn, grow, and thrive in a healthy environment by providing physical activity opportunities and healthy eating options. As the school age intern you will act as the program lead responsible for facilitating the implementation of the daily agenda for all Kids Day Off, Hamilton Intersession, and Early Release Days. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing a detailed program schedule for these programs which will include acquiring and organizing all materials necessary for the successful operation of all program dates. Candidates should be going to school for education, rec. management or a related field. Other requirements include excellent communication, experience with program development or event planning, knowledge of school age children’s development and a valid driver’s license. If interested please complete an internship application from our website and send a cover letter and resume to Nate Torres at ntorres@laxymca.org.

 

 

Community/Special Event Internship
The Community/Special Event Intern shall be responsible for the delivery and execution of event management, marketing and providing excellent service to for our members, volunteers, sponsors and participants. Daily tasks and responsibilities include designing posters & flyers, creating bulletin boards, sending emails to participants, updating and maintain website/registration site, recruit volunteers and analyze post-event satisfaction surveys. The Community/Special Events Intern will understand character development as the chief mission of the YMCA and personally exhibit a commitment to the goal in all YMCA operations. Contact Shawn McClone at smcclone@laxymca.org to apply.

 

Payroll Internship-Spring 2018

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA is currently looking for a payroll intern to assist our payroll specialist. Candidates will gain experience working for a non-profit organization and learn the day-to-day duties within a payroll & business office department. We will work together to help the candidate get the experience they need within their field. Candidates must be going to school for Human Resources, Accounting or a related field, have database management, record keeping, and Microsoft Office experience. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and a high level of confidentiality. This is an unpaid internship but you will gain work and leadership experience. If interested contact Deena Lyga, Payroll Specialist, at dlyga@laxymca.org.

 

Youth Sports Internship
Coordinate the Spring 3-on-3 Basketball Classic and assist the Youth & Family Director with many different youth sports programs. Background in recreation and coaching experience preferred.
Dahl Y contact: Kyle Moll at kmoll@laxymca.org or (608) 519-5468.


Youth & Family Internship
Assist the Youth & Family Director with program areas such as Friday Night Live, Prime Time Center, Youth Sports programs, etc. Background in recreation and coaching experience preferred.
Houser Y contact: Kandace Fox at kfox@laxymca.org or (608) 519-5504.


Aquatics Internship
Assist the Aquatic Directors at either Y location in the administration of American Red Cross courses. Opportunities also exist for assisting Y staff in teaching swimming lessons.
Contact: Brenda Maxwell at bmaxwell@laxymca.org or Liz Poh at lpoh@laxymca.org


Wellness Center Internship

The Wellness Center Intern will be responsible for daily administrative tasks within the Wellness Center, along with teaching exercise fundamentals to various age populations in a classroom format. The intern will also be responsible for program marketing of current programs along with new programs. The Wellness Center Intern will gain skills in leadership; communication both oral and written; organizational skills; and exercise prescription and testing. Contact: Heidi Kuennen at hkuennen@laxymca.org or (608) 519-5475 or Christopher Matt at cmatt@laxymca.org or (608) 519-5489.

 

Fitness Internship

The Fitness Intern will be responsible for daily administrative tasks within the fitness departments, working alongside the fitness directors. Assist with program marketing of current classes. The fitness intern will gain skills in leadership: communication both oral and written, organizational skills. Contact: Kylie Formanek at kformanek@laxymca.org. or (608)519-5474 or Amy Venner at avenner@laxymca.org or (608) 519-5503.   


 

 

Join us, and help make a difference


If you’d like to experience first-hand how we empower our 24,500 members to be more healthy and connected every day, contact us for more information about employment with the La Crosse Area Family YMCA.