Food Services Intern
Disciple Summer Staff and Interns while creating delicious meals in the kitchen
APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Applications will be available online from February 4th to April 15th.
The Food Services Intern role is challenging and filled with exciting opportunities to support, encourage, and disciple Summer Staff and Summer Interns. Spend your summer learning kitchen skills, serving God, and fueling life-changing adventures!
Responsibilities include assisting the Food Services Directors in upholding Camp Bighorn policies, developing new recipes, occasionally serving as "head cook," providing instructions to summer volunteers, preparing food, cleaning up after meals, and washing dishes. Two Inters will be hired this summer, and specific duties can be adapted to best suit the talents and goals of each.
The Food Services team operates on a different schedule than the rest of the summer volunteers, so interns will join their own bible study group with the kitchen team, occasionally leading discussions as a way to grow in their own spiritual maturity.
June 9 - August 18
Training + Eight Weeks of Camp + Staff Retreat
All interns will arrive on June 9th, with training to begin the following morning. Food services Interns will participate in separate training sessions, and will quickly step into a hands-on role while learning the workflow of the kitchen. Once summer camp comes to a close, there will be a three-day celebratory staff retreat to recognize everyone's hard work!
Availability for all of summer is a key component when considering applicants. Anyone anticipating an absence is still encouraged to apply, but they may be placed on a waitlist, and preference will be given to applicants who are available for the full term.
The Food Services Intern must be at least 18 years old, or have graduated High School by June 2021. If you are younger than 18, please consider applying to serve as Summer Staff.
Applicants are not expected to have all the answers about Jesus. They are, however, expected to display confidence in their walk with Jesus and show a faith that is rooted in God’s Word. These characteristics are foundational, and it is okay to share how you have matured in your faith journey. Applicants should carry a genuine love and passion for God's people, both inside and outside of the Christian faith.
The mission at Camp Bighorn is to steward environments that are conducive to the work of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and developing Kingdom leaders. Food Services Interns get to fuel these environments for everyone throughout the summer, and this is crucial for sharing the hope of Jesus with our guests.
The Food Services Intern will regularly work inside of a team environment, and they must have strong people skills. This includes excellent interpersonal communication, an openness to resolve conflicts, and maintaining a friendly work environment. Further, applicants should have the ability to read and write in English, do basic mathematic calculations involving fractions, and follow food safety practices.
The Food Services Intern position is a very active role, and volunteers must arrive in good physical health. Typical activities include standing for multiple hours at a time, lifting heavy objects overhead, and working in hot environments. While these activities are typical, volunteers may still be accepted even if they cannot perform one or more of these activities.
Applicants will also be required to complete a medical release form before arriving for training on June 9th.
Ideally, Food Services Interns will be returning alumni who already knowing the ins-and-outs of Camp Bighorn. While prior experience at Camp Bighorn is preferred, it is not required, and individuals with similar leadership experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Beyond adventure safety, all volunteers 18 years or older will be required to complete a background consent form. This policy helps ensure all adults serving at Camp Bighorn are legally qualified to spend time leading minors.
Each Food Services Intern who completes the full term of summer camp will receive a $1,000 stipend at the end of summer. Your time and energy is valuable, and this is a small way to say "thank you" for sharing your talents at Camp Bighorn.
Just as God invited you to join Him in ministry, you can invite others to do the same. In addition to the $1,000 stipend, Food Services Interns are encouraged to fundraise their own support.
These donations are processed through Camp Bighorn, making them 100% tax-deductible. Every cent goes to the Summer Intern, and funds can be used to pay bills, purchase gear, replace lost income, etc. God is faithful to provide for our needs, and this a wonderful opportunity to see him at work in your life and later share all the amazing stories with your community.
Throughout the summer, Food Services Interns will grow more familiar with God's love for them, discover deeper truths about God's character, and leave with with more awe of His power and presence. Camp Bighorn intentionally creates a healthy, Christ-centered community where meaningful relationships can be formed.
Food Services Interns will be challenged to grow through the passing of responsibilities and develop humility as they learn to serve people joyfully. Through this, we pray that interns will be be encouraged and equipped to advance God's Kingdom for a lifetime.
At Camp Bighorn, leadership and influence are derived from from a person's character and faith, rather than their position. This value also applies in the kitchen, but it is helpful for interns to know the organizational structure and understand how others around them have been tasked with responsibility. The Food Services organizational structure, or chain of command, is as follows:
Executive Director - Food Services Director - Assistant Cook - Food Services Intern
1. Read everything in your application and answer every question thoroughly.
2. Sign the Camp Bighorn Statement of Faith, Staff Policies, and Staff Commitment Pledge.
3. Complete the Medical and Liability Release Form (after you are accepted).
4. Provide your three references with a link to the Summer Reference Form (emailed to you after submitting your application).
5. Submit your Application by April 15, 2021.
6. Prepare for a phone interview, which will be scheduled 1-2 weeks after your application is submitted.