Learn While Making a Difference

Vermont Adaptive seeks energetic, dedicated individuals who have a passion for sports, working with athletes with disabilities, and non-profit management and who want to learn while sharing their passions with others.

Vermont Adaptive’s Apprenticeship Program is for students ages 14-17 looking to volunteer some their time in exchange for training, experience, opportunities to ski, ride, mountain bike, and paddle, and potentially school credit and application or resume building.

Internships are for people age 18+ and are specifically designed to fit college and professional program requirements while being flexible around class and work schedules.  We work directly with programs at local colleges and universities and are happy to design an internship to meet your academic goals.  Many of our internship positions are paid.

Apprentices and Interns help instruct and manage day to day programs, year-round for individuals of all ages and disabilities.  We can also design special projects or internship activities around your areas of interest.

ASK US ABOUT OUR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ADAPTIVE SPORTS for Interns who complete 400 or more hours of service and other training and learning requirements.

Benefits of Interning and Apprenticing

  • High School, College and Graduate School Credit or clinical hours
  • College, Grad School, Med School and Resume Building
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Certificates
  • CTRS/PT/OT Clinical Hours
  • Community Service Credit
  • Invitations to regional and national events
  • Free Skiing and Riding
  • Free Lift Access Mountain Biking
  • Pro deals on equipment
  • Free and Discounted PSIA, ACA, PIMBA, and other instructor clinics and exams
  • Eligibility for Kellen Sams Memorial Scholarship for professional development
  • Access to top level trainers in coaching and specific sports and top NGO managers
  • First Aid and CPR Training
  • Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sports Specialist Certification
  • Stop the Bleed Training
  • Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Potential for PAID positions

Beyond the personal and academic benefits, most Interns and Apprentices give their time and talent because

  • It’s fun
  • They want to be a leader in an intentionally inclusive community
  • They believe in sharing and developing their passion for sport
  • They believe in access for EveryBODY

Our internships and apprenticeships are designed to provide learning and hands-on experiences to individuals interested in Adaptive Sports, Therapeutic Recreation, Wilderness Adventure, and Adventure Recreation to gain knowledge and professional experience in these growing fields. Interns and apprentices gain skills and knowledge in all aspects of seasonal programming, event planning, and volunteer management while being a valuable resource to our mission and participants.

All positions are full-time commitments that include weekdays and weekend shifts. Some stipends may be available.


How to Apply

  1. Complete the application below.
  2. Complete an online Volunteer Application. 
  3. Send your cover letter and resume to the appropriate program coordinator.


Once accepted, you will be part of our daily operations helping to assess, teach and document activities for Vermont Adaptive participants. Your assignments will also include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide written goals for your role.
  • Attend a site tour arranged by the coordinator.
  • Maintain weekly or biweekly meetings with the coordinator.
  • Communicate schedule with your program  coordinator in advance to schedule days and projects.
  • Assist in implementation of a special event such as the USABA winter weekend, special group events, fundraisers, etc.
  • Write an article for the Vermont Adaptive newsletter/share a story of your experience.
  • Attend required training applicable to your internship (for example mandatory snow training in December, summer training in June).

Internship Opportunities

We have multiple internship positions available, both full- and part-time, in multiple locations throughout the state.

Locations vary depending on the season.

Pico Mountain in Killington
Killington Region
Sugarbush Resort in Warren/Waitsfield
Mad River Valley/Montpelier/Waterbury Area
Bolton Valley Ski Area in Bolton
Burlington Waterfront and Bikepath & Chittenden County
Push Back for Parkinson’s


Click here to apply.

©Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Site by: JEG DESIGN INC