Project Hope Summer Intern 2024 – Social/Emotional Regulation Specialist

United Neighborhood Centers NEPA

Job Title: Social/Emotional Regulation Specialist

Job Type: Seasonal (July 1-26), Paid Internship

Location: Camp Project Hope in Tunkhannock, PA

Since 1970, Project Hope Day Camp has provided Lackawanna County children from low-income families a safe and healthy place to learn and grow during the out-of-school months. Campers are transported to and from Camp Kelly in Tunkhannock for a traditional summer camp experience, which includes mindfulness practice, arts and crafts, environmental studies, sports, an Outdoor Adventure Learning Course, and other recreational activities. At Project Hope, children gain a better sense of self, develop their own talents, and learn new skills while developing positive relationships with peers and adults.


As a Social/Emotional Regulation Specialist at Camp Project Hope, you will play a crucial role in creating a positive and inclusive environment for our campers. Your responsibilities will include:


  • Supporting Campers in Need:
    • Provide individualized support to campers who require assistance with emotional regulation.
    • Foster a safe and nurturing space for campers to express their emotions and challenges.
  • Conflict Resolution:
    • Facilitate conflict resolution sessions between campers, promoting effective communication and understanding.
    • Implement strategies to encourage positive social interactions among campers.
  • Collaboration with Camp Leadership and Parents:
    • Work closely with camp leadership to identify campers in need of additional support.
    • Collaborate with parents to create personalized plans for campers, ensuring a consistent and supportive experience.


  • Camp Dates: Monday-Friday, July 1-26 (with July 4th off)
  • Camp Hours: Approximately 9 am – 3 pm
  • Mandatory Staff Training: June 18, 10 am – 5 pm


  • Experience in counseling, psychology, or a related field.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with camp staff, leadership, and parents.
  • Understanding of child development and social/emotional regulation techniques.

***NOTE FOR OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS***  UNC is unable to offer housing accommodations or cover travel expenses. We will prioritize local candidates in the selection process for this internship to minimize logistical complexities.

UNC of NEPA is equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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