Kids Internship Program & Leadership Training

We feel it is important for kids to be introduced and gain experience in leadership roll's like helping customers and coaching participants. We have created our Kids Internship & Leadership Program to help give kids experience they can someday use on a resume.

Through this program we offer a 4-day Kids Leadership Training Program where kids will learn valuable lessons and skills. Once they have completed the training they can then go through our application process to become a intern at Mike's Paddle. The application process is a great experience for all the kids to go through where they will create application materials as well as do a phone interview. Unfortunately due to the limited spaces we have available for our intern program we are only able to accept some of our applicants for the full internship. Please carefully read the information below and contact us with any questions.

Kids Coach & Leadership Training 

This program is designed to give kids valuable training and experience in leadership and responsibility. Over this 4-day training we will focus on 3 general topics; 1) kids will learn about coaching and managing groups and individuals on and off the water, 2) the importance of risk management and emergency/medical response, 3) basics of customer service, sales & employment. We want help to develop important traits needed to work in the outdoor adventure, summer camp and retail fields. Kids must have basic SUP experience. Once kids complete this training they are able to apply for our Mike's Paddle Kids Internship. Unfortunately due to the limited spaces we have available for our internship program we are only able to accept some of our applicants for the full internship.

Age: 12 - 16 years old 

Days: Saturday & Sunday

Time: 9am - 4pm 

Location: Encinal Boat Ramp, Alameda & Mike's Paddle Shop

Price: $499

Register Now For: 

May 15 - 16 & May 22 - 23

September 11 - 12 & September 18 - 19 

 

Kids Internship Program 

This 25 day program is for selected kids to have first hand experience in leadership roles, coaching kids and adults on and off the water, helping with basic customer service and sales, and working with the Mike's Paddle team! Kids can apply for this program once they have completed the Kids Coach and Leadership Training. We have a few different types of internship positions from helping with our kids program to helping at the Mikes Paddle Shop. We offer internships year round to offer more opportunities. Unfortunately due to the limited spaces we have available for our internship program we are only able to accept some of our applicants for the full internship. Please email info@mikespaddle.com for more information.