LEAP Intern Application

Leadership Experiences in Adventure Programming

LEAP interns will work alongside the full-time La Vida staff in all program areas as well as marketing, research, coordinating social media, and other office tasks. Each intern member will work an average of 8 hours per week when classes are in session. Their job responsibilities may include; Discovery apprentices, Adventure Pursuits facilitators, Rock Gym facilitators, equipment manager, food manager, as well as office work and planning events such as ADK Fall Service Weekend, Staff Winter Retreat, and a Spring Break trip. LEAP interns will have primary responsibilities in one program area, but may work across all programs and will report directly to and be primarily mentored by one La Vida staff member.

Apply Below  |  Reference Form 

Questions? Contact:

: Adventure Camp
: ADK Wilderness Trips
: Challenge Course and Rock Gym
: Discovery and La Vida Center

Please fill out the following application and reference information before April 22, 2016. YOU ONLY HAVE 30 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS FORM! After that time, you will be bumped out of the system and all information will be lost.

La Vida LEAP Intern Application

1. Name (Last, First, Middle Initial):

2. Date of Birth (00/00/0000):

3. Cell Phone:

4. Email Address:

5. Are you interested in receiving 2 or 4 credits for this internship?

2 credits
4 credits
Not interested in receiving credit for internship

6. We're considering the possibility of having fall-only or spring-only opportunities in addition to our current full-year model. If given the option, which would you prefer:

Full year (fall and spring)

7. What has been your previous experience with La Vida?

8. Please describe why you are interested in doing this program?

9. What is your vision for what La Vida could offer to the student body?

10. What areas in your life are you seeking to grow and develop and how do you think the LEAP program could help you meet those goals?

11. How has your Christian faith grown in the past year?

12. REFERENCES: Please list your three references below. Make sure to include their name, address, phone number and relationship to you. You will need to send three people a link to the LEAP Staff Recommendation Form in order to complete your application. This link can be found on the Staff Opportunities page or in the application email sent by La Vida. These people should be familiar with your work and have been in a position to evaluate you in areas relevant to working at La Vida. Please no family. Possible recommenders include: coach, boss, youth pastor, RD, RA, Professor, Advisor, Mentor, Etc.

13. Do you have any questions at this point in time?

14. I have reviewed this application thoroughly. The information I have provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that my signature indicates my commitment to La Vida philosophies and policies, my willingness to adhere to them throughout the duration of my involvement with the program, as well as a commitment of 10 hours a week including weekly staff and mentor meetings.


15. Signature:

16. Date of Signature: (00/00/0000):