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Roles & Responsibilities


Youth Activities Intern

This role is integral to carrying out one of our core beliefs: that kids should have the opportunity just to be kids. At Lighthouse, we build time into each day (called Flip Flop) to give the children on retreat to play and build connections with one another while their parents connect with other adults living through childhood cancer. As the Youth Activities Intern, you’ll facilitate fun activities and foster a safe environment for every child while improving your leadership and organizational skills. 


  • Ensure the success of each group by providing necessary supplies, answering questions, and managing any special requests.   

  • Create excitement for Flip Flop with all retreat attendees each week, ensuring everyone is clear on the vision and implementation of this time.  

  • Prepare rain plans, pool assignments, and Flip Flop stations based on the location.    

  • Help make plans for children on the retreat who might need more attention by consulting the Retreat Medical Lead to ensure awareness of needs.  

  • Have a spirit of flexibility.  

  • Maintain and steward all designated Flip Flop supplies. 







Catering and Events  Intern 

Do you believe in the power of great food and exceptional service? So do we! We want families to have an unforgettable Lighthouse experience, and mealtime is a major environment for the entire family to reconnect and recharge throughout the day. As the Catering Intern, you will  be able to facilitate mealtimes that allow families to share their favorite memories of the day over great food — without them having to lift a finger.    


Our Catering Intern will learn valuable organizational skills and how to plan and execute meals for large events effectively. They will refine their communication skills by managing our communications with caterers and vendors. Our Catering Intern will play an integral role in ensuring our mealtimes run smoothly and contribute to the overall Lighthouse experience.



  • Organize daily grocery runs for supplies and ingredients.     

  • Collect and organize all receipts from vendors.  

  • Facilitate communications with caterers/vendors.  

  • Set up and run meal lines for all food with all necessary supplies to create a clean, appealing, and fun environment.      

  • Oversee and train Volunteer Meal Teams on each retreat to create a top-notch dining experience for retreat families.     

  • Maintain and inventory all designated kitchen supplies in a neat and orderly fashion.






Work Crew  

Do you have a passion for serving behind the scenes? Want to have a ton of fun in the process? Our Work Crew is the backbone of Lighthouse retreats, making an impact by physically facilitating each retreat environment for our guests. Each retreat will have a Work Crew team, who will manage everything from setting up tables under the tent during move-in to setting up beach chairs for families on the beach. Our work crew helps ensure all families experience a restful, carefree week at Lighthouse. Work Crew members will gain valuable experience collaborating as a team and ensuring the entire Retreat operation runs smoothly. 



  • Ensure the success of retreats by overseeing all logistics. Requires hard work (and lots of sweat!) to create the best possible environment for the families we serve. Must be willing and able to work in the summer sun and lift approximately 20 pounds.   

  • Collaborate and report to the Work Crew Lead, who oversees the Crew   

  • Operate with a team mentality and a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure the job is done   

  • Collaborate with other interns to assist in setting up and tearing down retreat environments during the week   

  • Manage, maintain, and inventory all designated work crew supplies.


Hospitality Intern 

Our Hospitality Intern works to facilitate the creation of each retreat environment, from setting up Retreat housing with goodies to ensuring each retreat environment looks and feels welcoming for our families. This role also involves managing the different supplies each Family Partner Volunteer will need to ensure their Retreat Family’s unit is properly cared for. This intern will alternate between spending one week at a Retreat, managing on-site hospitality, and alternating weeks preparing for the next week’s retreat. By the end of the summer, our Hospitality Intern will be a master of organization and administration. They will develop excellent communication skills and learn how to manage event inventory.



  • Prepare and organize all fulfillment needs, which include swag and supplies for all retreat attendees. 

  • Collaborate with the work crew to set up and prepare retreat environments, replenishing supplies when needed.   

  • Manage and steward the inventory of all designated theme night and hospitality supplies. 

  • Tracking and being a good steward of all swag supplies.     

  • Manage inventory sheets at the end of each week in order to adequately restock supplies and be prepared for the following week.









Marketing Intern

Do you have an eye for photography, creating engaging videos, and telling stories online? Do you love seeing your work come alive on a brand’s social media channels and website?    


As our Marketing Intern, you will document our Retreats with photos and videos, preserving precious memories for our Retreat Families. This intern documents all events on retreats — meals, Flip Flop time, nightly theme nights, and everything in between. They will also manage special marketing projects throughout the summer.    


The Marketing Intern will get to improve their photography and videography skills and learn how to tell a story through media. They will also improve their time management skills, as they will be responsible for capturing photos and videos and editing them in a timely manner. This intern’s work will be used for marketing and social media— a great way to expand your portfolio!



  • Use your photography skills to capture candid moments, group activities, and special events throughout each retreat week.       

  • Create weekly highlight videos for volunteers and retreat families. 

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Team to plan and execute requested photos from the shot list to be used year-round for LFR marketing efforts. 

  • Assist in managing Instagram takeover planning and communication.   

  • The opportunity to brainstorm future LFR Merch items and designs.   

  • Collaborate with the marketing team on additional tasks and projects as needed. 

  • Manage inventory of all designated supplies and maintain them neat and orderly.     


  • Pursuing a Marketing, Communications, or similar degree.  

  • Owns their own camera equipment, laptop, and photo/video editing software. 

  • Creative mindset and the ability to think outside the box to capture unique moments. 

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, able to manage and organize large quantities of photos. 

Youth Activities Internship
Catering & Events Internship
Work Crew Internship
Hospitality Internship
Marketing Internship
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