CITs and Junior Counselors
Youth Leadership Programs
DETAILS FOR APPLYING TO BE A 2023 YOUTH LEADER ARE HERE! ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 3, 2023.
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Our Youth Leadership programs have grown rapidly and now allow us to employ as interns and volunteers approximately 60 young people ages 10 and up (pre-COVID). This mentorship component of Field Institute of Taos is a vital aspect of our vision. We hire both Counselors In Training (volunteers) and Junior Counselors (paid interns) to work in all aspects of our summer programs as well as in our after school programs. We strongly encourage these motivated individuals to continue participating in our programs in addition to their work experience to enhance personal growth and leadership. Past participation in FIT programs is required in most cases. We may consider applications from youth who have not been FIT participants only if we do not fill our positions from within our pool of FIT youth. Being a CIT or JC in the past does not guarantee a position this year. We count on our CITs and JCs to be reliable and enthusiastic. Please only apply for dates that you are available!
2023 COUNSELORS IN TRAINING (application due date April 3, 2023)
The Counselors In Training program is an internship where individuals are selected to assist with younger age groups in Field Institute of Taos camps. CIT applicants must have previous experience as “campers” in our programs and must be at least 10 years old. Applicants should have a high level of enthusiasm, a strong commitment, and the ability to work with groups of children. CITs, once selected, are required to attend a half-day training session prior to beginning work (2023 TRAINING DATE Sunday May 21, 2023). This training will cover rules, safety, and suggestions and will include CIT’s, Junior Counselors and other staff.
CIT’s will gain valuable experience in leadership, teaching, and teamwork. Each CIT will receive a “letter of reference” upon the completion of their volunteer work, if requested.
2023 JUNIOR COUNSELORS (application due date April 3, 2023)
Individuals with past CIT experience will have priority in the hiring process. Each Junior Counselor will work for three to four weeks with ages ranging from six through 15 years old. Junior Counselor positions are for highly motivated individuals with a talent for working with young people. Junior Counselors are required to attend a half-day training session prior to beginning work (2023 TRAINING DATE Sunday May 21, 2023).This training will cover various topics in leadership and teamwork.
Please download and complete application forms and get them to us on or before April 3rd!
Field Institute of Taos
P.O. Box 486
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico 87514
Deliver to the FIT office (map):
9 D. Ben Romero Road
El Prado, NM 87529
Please contact Susie Fiore if you have any questions. Good luck!
An extra big THANK YOU to our Youth Leaders from 2022!