Summer Camp Operations Internship
Washington, DC
Job Description

The Handwork Studio® is where kids learn by MAKING. Children explore and acquire a variety of new skills. From Woodworking to Machine Sewing, imaginations come to life at our summer camps. Our team of educators love to nurture the passion of young creators. Join us this summer to discover our unique internship opportunity to gain hands-on experience within our summer camps hosted at world-class private schools, universities, and recreation centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

A Summer Camp Operations Intern is geared towards anyone considering careers or looking to gain experience in the fields of education, camp operations, recreation management, arts management, management and/or looking for field experience in all facets of running a specialized summer camp business. With The Handwork Studio, you will learn best practices by working alongside our regional managers onsite at a variety of locations within a defined region. We have openings in the Washington D.C. and Philadelphia regions.


  • Completed 2 years of college education preferably in the area of management, business, entrepreneurship, recreation management, arts management or equivalent experience and interest.

  • Must be in the Washington D.C. or Philadelphia region

  • Previous leadership experience

  • Experience working with children

  • Must be receiving educational credit for the internship

  • Can successfully be cleared of state required background checks

  • Ability to travel between locations in your specific region.

  • Exceptional planning, prioritization and execution skills

  • Strong written and verbal skills

  • Highly organized

  • Calm under pressure and ability to manage stress for oneself and others

  • Energetic and possessed of stamina and endurance

  • Professional demeanor and strong work ethic

  • Available to work between 8:00am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, June-August. Number of hours and

  • Available to participate in our online training (May 28th & June 5th) and orientation (June 8th) in either Rosemont, PA or Bethesda, MD


  • Support all aspects of camp, especially behind-the-scenes operations and programming.

  • Work closely with Regional Manager in your respective region.

  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit and culture for campers and HWS team members

  • Constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individuals

  • Support classroom activity as needed

  • Set, work toward, and achieve measurable professional development goals

  • Provide excellent customer service to families by communicating with a positive, professional, and fun attitude


Unpaid, for college credit.


General supervision, ongoing observation, and evaluation is provided by your Regional Camp Manager and Executive Director.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs.

  • Typing, writing, reading

  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance

  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling

Job Type Internship