We offer both educational internships and job opportunities throughout the year allowing students and young adults the chance to learn organizational and management skills in outdoor recreation and a foundation on which to build their resume.
2020 summer jobs and internships are being offered by The Nature Connection assuming Delta County and the State of Colorado resumes normal operations for the summer. If the Governor, CDC, Public Health Department, or Delta County Schools advises us to limit operations or the stay-at-home order is extended into Late May or June, we may have to adjust the number, timing, and compensation of positions offered by The Nature Connection.
DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS : May 11
*More internships may be posted based on partner availability with future deadlines to follow
Lifeguard prep classes
Students will take the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training to become a fully certified lifeguard. Students will learn water safety, leadership, and life-saving skills, with First Aid, CPR and AED training. The Nature Connection and the GOCO GenWild Grant will pay 50% of training.
Water Safety Instructor classes
Students will take the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course. As they learn to teach swimming lessons, instructors will be eligible to teach the 3rd grade swimming lessons at the Bill Heddles Rec Center in Delta. Students will learn how to teach swimming lessons to various age groups. The Nature Connection and the GOCO GenWild Grant will pay 60% of training.
Location: Bill Heddles Center, Delta
Pathways Opportunity: Training
Number of training opportunities: 12 for Lifeguard, 12 for WSI;
-Job openings at the North Fork Pool and Bill Heddles are TBA
Qualifications: Lifeguard class 15 or older, Water Safety Instructor 16 or older