The YMCA of the Rockies has developed the International Training & Internship Programs which provides training opportunities for individuals interested in continuing their career education in the following fields:
These opportunities vary at each of the YMCA of the Rockies two locations:
Snow Mountain Ranch
Estes Park Center
|Guest Services||Guest Services|
|Food Service Operations||Food Service Operations|
|Human Resources||Facilities Management|
|Recreation and Programs Operations||Human Resources|
|Guest Services -Conference Focus||Recreation and Programs Operations|
|Facilities Management||Information Technology|
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 program. We will begin accepting applications for the 2017 programs on August 15th, 2016, with a deadline of December 15th, 2016
Here are the visa requirements to qualify:
A trainee must be a foreign national who has graduated from a degree-granting university and has one year of experience outside the United States OR has five years of experience in his/her occupational field outside of the United States. An applicant’s education and experience must directly relate to the training for which they are applying. Trainee programs are for 12 months. Sometimes there is a possibility to extend to 18 months.
An intern must be a foreign national who is currently enrolled in a post-secondary academic institution outside of the United States OR has graduated within 12 months prior to his/her program begin date.
This program is open to all persons who meet the eligibility requirements. Participants will receive on-the-job training in all facets of their selected area of interest and qualification. Additional training may be provided in supervisory skills, customer service skills and English language skills. Placement depends upon qualifications of the applicant and departmental needs.
Trainees and interns will be evaluated throughout the course of the program. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by the YMCA of the Rockies and a Letter of Recommendation to prospective employers.
Trainees and interns will participate in five courses during their 12-month program. Classes include Supervisor and Leadership Management, Introduction to Tourism, Introduction to Marketing, Resort Management and Food and Beverage Management.
Trainees and interns will receive housing (dormitory style) and meals plus a weekly stipend (currently $180 per week). The 40- hour work week includes some morning, evening and weekend shifts. Trainees receive their share of the Appreciation Fund (tips) given by our guests at the end of the program.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the fees for the program. The YMCA of the Rockies supports participants giving $1000 toward visa sponsor fees.
Drug/Alcohol Policy: We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty. We practice random testing for all staff and volunteers. We also test if there’s reasonable suspicion someone is using drugs or alcohol. If you want to use marijuana, don’t apply to work for us.