Intern: Operations & Logistics - Headfirst Summer Camps: 2018-1876

The Position:

The Intern: Operations & Logistics with Headfirst Summer Camps will work primarily on-site at one of our four summer camps locations in the Washington, D.C. metro area as the owner of all facility and logistical operations. Responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to, the management of camp materials and inventory, coordination of facility logistics, communication with outside vendors, as well as facility faculty and staff. The Intern: Operations & Logistics thinks clearly with the ability to consider the impact of interconnected programming and facilitates the organization of our camp programs on their respective site. Above all else, they know that seamless operational excellence ensures we can provide the best programming experience possible to fellow team members, our campers, and their families all summer long.

What You'll Do:

  • Set Us Up for Success. As the onsite logistics owner, you know that running our camps comes down to the flawless management of our camp events, from optimizing facility space usage to adhering to our operational procedures. You will be the point of contact for multiple flows of information, and responsible supporting the facilitation of our camp programs.
  • Communicate with Our Partners. We work with some incredible facilities throughout the D.C. metro area, and we will be looking to you to continue our relationships with on-site facility partners and vendors, proactively communicating issues to Headquarters as they occur.
  • Oversee Materials Inventory and Organization. Our curriculum is immersive and requires a multitude of materials to operate every day. You know that every piece of the puzzle matters to operate a successful event, from the glue sticks we use in a project to the directional signs used for camper drop-off. You will work directly with your on-site team members and our Manager of Operations to ensure we are prepared for each day.
  • Handle the Curveballs. No two days are the same at Headfirst, and every member of our team will see unanticipated challenges come their way. You may be asked to help problem-solve, lend a hand with inter-departmental projects and take on other responsibilities as requested.

About You:

  • You have:
    • Completed at least three (3) years at an accredited undergraduate institution.
    • The availability and willingness to work full-time from May to August (exact start date is flexible).
    • Housing in the DC-metropolitan area and transportation to the location of your employment.
  • You are:
    • Mission Driven. Here at Headfirst we’re inspired to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults everywhere and want you to be too.
    • A Positive Leader. You will be working directly with fellow on-site leadership and headquarters team members, as well as setting the standard of excellence for other seasonal team members.
    • Driven by the Details. You love organization and planning ahead and know that being effective in your role is tied to remembering the minor details.
    • Tech Savvy. Familiarity with Excel is a plus, but far more important than previous experience with any one system is the willingness to learn new systems.
    • A Coachable, Motivated Teammate. You know what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty.


The Intern: Operations & Logistics for Headfirst Summer Camps is available at our following camp locations:

  • Northwest Washington, D.C.
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Oakton, VA
  • Alexandria, VA

The Character:

  • An impassioned enterpriser who shares The Headfirst Companies’ core mission and values, and believes in our ability to work together to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults.
  • A motivated self-starter who is autonomous and dependable.
  • A team player who approaches professional hurdles with a strong sense of individual responsibility and a sincere emphasis on team over self.
  • A humble and enthusiastic leader who possesses the passion and polish to serve as an ambassador of The Headfirst Companies.
  • A doer who has an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on finishing the job every day.
  • An independent thinker who assumes responsibility beyond what is asked, and takes initiative for positive change.
  • A flexible, coachable, and down-to-earth teammate who has the desire and capacity to grow through self-reflection, and by both providing and receiving thoughtful, constructive performance feedback.
  • A consummate professional who has the ability to prioritize and multi-task, managing several projects concurrently, sometimes under pressure, and often with tight deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and professional demeanor.
  • A patient problem-solver with a stellar sense of humor.

The Headfirst Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers


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