Delta Epsilon Mu Medical Intern- Summer Camp

Pay Range:                     

Job Type:                         Internship

Location:                         Dragonfly Forest- YMCA Camp Speers

# of Openings:                10-12

Dates of Service:            


Basic Assignment

Do what needs to be done to show the campers the most amazing camp experience.  Serve as mentor and role model for campers with various special needs while leading and supervising various recreational activities and provide overnight resident supervision to campers in the overnight camp program.  Assist in medical center as assigned. Provide excellent customer service to all clients, know and enforce rules and safety measures, care for all equipment and facilities, and work well as a member of the Dragonfly Forest camp community.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Current and active member of Delta Epsilon Mu

  • Experience or aptitude to work closely with children in a positive, supportive manner

  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation

  • Ability to independently supervise a group of 3-5 campers ages 7-16, all with varying special needs or medical conditions

  • Know and understand needs of each individual camper within the supervision group

  • Ability to safely and effectively lead participants in activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures


Major Functions


Medical interns serve primarily as counselors, as this provides the best hands-on experience with the different populations that Dragonfly Forest serves. Medical interns will fulfill many of the responsibilities as a cabin counselor (see counselor job description for details).

In addition to cabin counselor responsibilities, medical interns will participate in the following:

  • Medical center set-up prior to camper arrival

  • Assist with medical check-in on opening day of each session, either at camp or at local hospitals

  • Assist with sorting and organizing of camper medications

  • Individual time to speak with medical center staff about their experiences

  • Facilitate additional summer staff training on each diagnosis prior to the start of that camper session under the guidance of medical supervisor and director

  • Shadow medical center staff during medication distribution several times per week

  • Participate in fundraising efforts as assigned by Development Director

  • Write reflective paper following the conclusion of summer camp programming