Internships Working with Youth

Youth Program Development
Position Summary: This intern would plan and facilitate hands-on, engaging activities during our program hours.  Hands-on activities can include but are not limited to: cooking clubs, sports clubs, STEM, service learning, etc.  To view the full job description, click here
About the Out of School Time Programs: We will be hiring a couple of interns to work in the following programs:

The Little Y Drop-In Program:  The Little Y is a drop-in after school program that serves kids in grades K-12 who live in or near Harbor Highlands, a low-income housing community.  The program is located in the Harbor Highlands Community Center and runs Monday-Friday from 2:30-6:00pm Update: Spring 2021 Internship Filled

Gary Rec Center: The Gary Rec Center is located in Gary New Duluth.  This program serves kids in grades K-8 who live in or near Gary New Duluth and runs Monday-Friday from 2:15-5:30pm.  Spring 2021 Internship Not Available

KEY Zone & Eagle’s Nest:  KEY Zone (working with youth in grades K-5 in Duluth Public Schools) and Eagle’s Nest (working with youth in grades K-6 in the Edison Charter Schools).  This internship site is still available.

Marketing & Communication Internships

Graphic Designer
Position Summary: The Graphic Design intern supports the Marketing Director by developing the YMCA’s communication materials in accordance with the Y brand.  To view the full job description, click here. 

Marketing and Communication Specialists Update: Spring 2021 Filled
Position Summary: Supports organizational marketing strategy and brand identity for Y membership and programs.  Establishes audience and goals, and creates unique and targeted marketing plans to reach those goals.  We will be hiring a team of interns to work in these positions.  To view the full job description, click here. 

Member Experience Specialist
Position Summary: Implements membership strategies that support recruitment of new members and retention of existing members.  Part of this internship will be spent assisting the Y in the area of community outreach to our Active Older Adult population and other members, and will also assist the Y in other areas devoted to Covid-19 response within our organization.  To view the full job description, click here.

Business Related Internships

I'm sorry, we do not currently have any Business Related internships.  Please check back again in February to see our list of Summer and Fall 2021 internships.


Health Education, Exercise Science & Recreation Internships

Employee Health Promotion Specialist...Update: Spring 2021 Internship Filled
Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs aimed to improve the health status of employees through our Employee Wellness Program.  To view the full job description, click here.

Health & Fitness Specialist...Update: Spring 2021 Internship Filled
Position Summary: The Health & Fitness Specialist will have an opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients identifying their goals (e.g. increase strength, train for an event, reaching a healthy weight) and writing personalized programs so clients can achieve their goals.  This intern will also have an opportunity to provide one-on-one or group personal training sessions.  To view the full job description, click here.

Teen Fit Program Coordinator...Update: Spring 2021 Internship Filled
Position Summary: The intern will provide a comprehensive strength training program that focuses on physical development and wellness lifestyles for high school students.  To view the full job description, click here.


To Apply for an Internship

To apply for an internship with us, we ask for the following:

• Cover Letter & Resume
• Two Letters of Recommendation
• YMCA Internship Paperwork (click here

Materials may be sent in attention to Gina Miller via any of the following methods:
1. Email (
2. Mail or drop off at the Downtown YMCA | 302 W 1st Street, Duluth, MN  55802