Apply Now for our 2017 Summer Camp Internship Program!

DFW Speech & Debate's IMPACT Summer Internship program is open to national level competitors who are interested in developing leadership skills by mentoring/coaching students at camps this summer! Interns experience tremendous growth by serving alongside our veteran camp instructors, and take their leadership and coaching skills back to their local communities to develop students in their local club. At camps each summer, interns are given extensive leadership training and the opportunity to:

  • Mentor/coach hundreds of students ages 8-18
  • Model godly character through example
  • Be part of a dynamic travel team
  • Develop valuable leadership skills through hands-on training
  • Improve confidence, maturity and decision-making
  • Gain resume building experience
  • Qualify for DFWSD's elite private coaching team

"This past summer I was blessed with the opportunity of interning at multiple DFW Speech & Debate camps. Through this incredible experience, I was able to both hone my leadership skills and invest in the lives of hundreds of students. Using the Socratic method to teach principle-based debate has helped me tremendously as I have lead my Lincoln Douglas club this year. Learning to lead is always a good thing, but learning from some of the best debaters and teachers in the country was a truly awesome privilege. The staff was amazing and the other interns became some of my greatest friends in speech in debate. It was one of the best summers I have experienced and I cannot wait to come back this year." - N. Foster (LA)

 

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The applicant must...

•   Have a positive attitude and a desire to mentor students
•   Have a teachable spirit
•   Be age 15 or older
•   Be available to serve at 2 or more camps (2017 Schedule will be posted here)
•   Be nationally qualified (or actively pursuing) national qualification in speech to serve in speech camps, or in debate to serve at debate camps
 
 

APPLICATION PROCESS

•    Applicant: Review the Application Requirements (above) and Intern Responsibilities
•    Applicant: Click the button below to submit your Application by March 3, 2017
•    Applicant: Ask two references to submit a Reference Form on your behalf by March 3, 2017
•    DFWSD will send Interview notifications out by March 17, 2017
•    Interviews will be completed by April 1, 2017
•    DFWSD will send candidate selection notices out by April 8, 2017 
•    Interns: Online training starts the week of May 1, 2017
 
 
 
REFERENCES

Applicants, please ask two coaches or active parents in your club to submit a Reference Form on your behalf by March 3, 2017.

 
 
LOGISTICS

Interns are responsible for transportation to the city of the camps that they are staffing (Exception: if interns are selected for the travel team, DFWSD will provide transportation from Dallas to the camp location).

If an intern does not live within reasonable driving distance from the camp location, DFWSD will arrange host housing for the intern.

 
NOTE TO CLUB LEADERS

The overarching goal of this program is to help advanced competitors to develop important leadership skills. This yields a secondary benefit of providing club leaders with well-trained student leaders who can come alongside their adult coaches in mentoring, instructing, and encouraging less experienced students. Let us partner with you in training the potential leaders in your community!

 
 
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