Counselors & Interns
Due to COVID-19, we are approaching Summer 2021 with a set of program modifications to ensure the health and safety of our campers, counselors, and teachers. We are planning to provide in-person camps while also preparing contingency plans if we cannot do so safely.
One of the Summer Program’s goals is to open leadership opportunities for upper school and college students. The summer program offers paid and unpaid positions for people who love working with kids and enjoy creating a fun leaning environment where all students feel valued.
Summer Program Counselors support summer faculty in facilitating pre-designed, hands-on summer camps at The Overlake School. Counselors are expected to communicate, motivate, and interact with youth in a positive manner during camp and activity time. Counselors will also design and lead activity time, supervise lunch, and collaborate with the other counselors and interns to create a fun and inclusive atmosphere for campers. They are the glue of the summer community, and their flexibility and positive attitudes are essential to creating a fun learning environment.
For Summer 2021, counselors must be available to work either Session A (June 21-July 9), Session B (July 12-July 30), or Sessions A and B (June 21-July 30). Given the framework we are using due to COVID-19, counselors are required to work the first three weeks, the final three weeks, or all six weeks. Individuals who are not able to commit to at least one of those consecutive three-week sessions are not eligible to apply.
Counselor positions are paid positions that are open to current 11th graders (and older). The counselor application includes a cover letter, resume, and references who can speak to the applicant’s work experience(s) and leadership qualities. Please visit Overlake's employment page to view the job description and application instructions. The counselor job description will be posted in early February; applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Interns are a vital part of Overlake’s Summer Program, as they support the teachers, counselors, and campers. Interns are unpaid positions; however, students receive service hours for their work in the program. Intern positions are open to current 9th and 10th graders.
For Summer 2021, interns must be available to work either Session A (June 21-July 9), Session B (July 12-July 30). Given the framework we are using due to COVID-19, interns are required to work the first or final three weeks of the summer. Interns will work either half-days (8:15am-12:15pm or 12:45-4:15pm) or full-days (8:15am-4:15pm) depending on their availability and interest. Individuals who are not able to commit to at least one of those consecutive three-week sessions are not eligible to apply.
The internship application will be posted in early February on the US Info page on Canvas. Applicants can email Jennifer Pan if they have questions.