Summer Operations Intern

US-CA-Burlingame - Washington/Hillsborough

Galileo Learning brings best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year through 50+in-person summer day camps across the country. We believe the world needs innovators and that innovation can be taught. Join us!


We have been on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list more than 12 times, have been named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies, were named a Top 100 Real Impact Company, are a Diversity Jobs Top Employer and are authentically committed to diversity, equity and inclusion —which includes upholding a robust financial assistance program.



Galileo would not function without Summer Operations Interns. Their ability to switch focus from week to week, day to day, hour to hour and sometimes minute to minute is critical to the successful operation of camp. This role requires a positive, solution-oriented attitude, initiative, flexibility, and an exceptional service mentality.  This role is seasonal Part Time, working Monday - Friday. 



  • Support all aspects of camp, especially behind-the-scenes camp operations and programming.
  • Support general camp check-in and check-out processes
  • Support morning and afternoon extended care program including check-in, check-out and leading camper activities
  • Support set-up of, contribute to, and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack/lunch supervision and programming
  • Assist with daily set up and clean up of camp and assist Instructors with lesson preparation
  • Cover for Team Leaders during daily ten-minute breaks, fulfilling their role while they are out
  • Work closely with camp leadership (Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director) to complete various administrative duties throughout the day and week
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers
  • Provide excellent customer service to families and guardians by communicating with a positive, professional and fun attitude
  • Maintain safe environments for all campers
  • Summer Interns will report to the Camp Director and receive professional development and ongoing coaching


  • Upper high school or college student 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Genuine love for and interest in working with children and/or education
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy, and exceptional enthusiasm each day
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands while balancing multiple tasks efficiently 
  • Desire to work collaboratively on a team, with an openness to feedback and a desire to grow professionally
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be at least 16 years of age by May 26, 2023
  • <CA only> Valid Mandatory Report Certification OR ability to complete certification prior to the start of camp


At Galileo Camps we value divergent thinkers who bring many different experiences and viewpoints to the table! Successful applicants start from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: babysitting or nanny experience, tutoring, extra-curricular involvement, student government, and customer service.


In addition, research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they match all criteria. Even if you don't necessarily meet every checkbox in the job description, but you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply.


    • Compensation for this positions starts at $16.60 per hour and ranges up to $25.20 per hour for returning staff; your exact pay rate will be determined based on a variety of factors including work location and years of employment with Galileo Camps. Summer staff positions are hourly, non-exempt roles.
    • Paid Training prior to the start of camp.
    • A free week of camp for your own child! Plus, 50% off additional summer camp sessions for your child – That’s an average of $250 savings per week
  • $50 friends and Family Discount for those you love
  • Priority for “Innovation for All” scholarship nominations for friends and family
  • Additional staff perks, including up to $600 travel stipend, may be available at select sites*


Our camps operate between 7:30am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Camp set up is typically Friday - Sunday, and requires one weekend of availability. Number of hours and start/finish time of each shift will vary by site, position and day.


You can find the anticipated dates of operation of each of our camps on our website.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs. 
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
  • Frequent sitting 
  • Standing, walking, kneeling


During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process. 


All on-site employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons. Vaccination status will be confirmed only after an offer of employment has been accepted and will not affect consideration of any persons’ application. 



Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodation that allow qualified applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team. Please note that our job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties


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