Apply for Summer Camp internship

Develop Your Leadership and Coaching Skills

IMPACT Summer Camp Internship

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

Camp Internship Requirements

The applicant must…

  • Have a teachable spirit and desire to mentor students
  • Be age 15 or older
  • Committed to excellence
  • Be available to serve at 2 or more camps (see 2018 Camp Schedule)
  • Be nationally qualified (or actively pursuing) national qualification in speech to serve in speech camps, or in debate to serve at debate camps.


  • Applicant: Review the Application Requirements (above) and Intern Responsibilities
  • Applicant: Click the button below to submit your Application by March 1, 2018
  • Applicant: Ask two references to submit a Reference Form on your behalf by March 1, 2018
  • DFWSD will send Interview notifications out by March 12, 2018
  • Interviews will be completed by April 1, 2018
  • DFWSD will send candidate selection notices out by April 5, 2018
  • Interns: Online training starts the week of May 1, 2018


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)