The Woodlands offer flexible weekend and summer job opportunities to suit your academic schedule. We hire staff members to safely staff our overnight weekend respite retreats and our sleep away summer programming. These paid positions can be used to satisfy internship, practicum, observational, or fieldwork requirements. Staff earn highly-competitive stipends for their work and are provided housing and meals while on campus.


Who are our Staff?

The next generation of leaders in the fields of integrated medicine, education, therapeutic support, social services, public service, and advocacy. 

The Woodlands team is primarily comprised of two staff positions. For full job descriptions, click the positions below:

  • Counselors- perfect for aspiring, educators, therapists and trainers, nutritionists and dietitians, social workers, and counselors, role; and
  • Healthcare Associates- geared towards future nurses, doctors, medical technicians, and physician assistants.

What do Staff members do?

Staff work with participants of all ages, adapting traditional camp activities, engaging in direct personal care, and practicing both individual and group activity instruction.


Staff members learn therapies without the capital t! They play pumpkin hockey, make art with puffy paint, sing a bunch of Disney tunes, wear a shark onesie and ride inflatable orcas.



Why should you work at The Woodlands?

Woodlands Staff have unparalleled opportunities to develop and refine professional skills sought by today’s employers. No matter your career path, you’ll learn valuable tools to that will help you succeed in a full-time position!


What does The Woodlands look like?


Available Staff Positions:

How do I join The Woodlands Staff?

Interested in working weekends?

We hire our Weekend Retreat Staff on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, complete our employment application (top right of this page under “Required Documents”) and send it, along with a copy of your resume, to Patrick Joyal, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, at pjoyal@nullwoodlandsfoundation.org.

Looking for a summer position? OPEN NOW!

We hire our summer camp staff through our unique Group Process interview sessions! Group Process at The Woodlands is a fun, challenging evening full of active opportunities to demonstrate your strengths and abilities. You’ll want to watch the short video below to learn about group process from Woodlands’ staff.


NOTE: Group Process attendees are registered on a first-come, first-served basis, and all must submit a completed Woodlands Employment Application and resume prior to visiting campus.


Associate Cook/Shift Supervisor

The Associate Cook/Shift Supervisor is responsible for supporting the Food Service Coordinator (FSC) in providing quality, nutritious food service for all programs at the Woodlands.  The Associate Cook/ Shift Supervisor must have ServSafe Certification and is responsible for all food safety and sanitation of the Dining Hall/Kitchen in the absence of the FSC.  This is a hands-on position and the Associate Cook/Shift Supervisor must have extensive experience in food preparation and service.

Healthcare Associate (Overnight)

JOB SUMMARY: The Healthcare Associate is primarily responsible for distributing medication, providing appropriate professional medical support, and supporting personal care routines. Healthcare Associates remain on campus with participants overnight during all WFI camps and retreats. Healthcare Associates Will: Oversee the distribution of all medicine prescribed by program participant’s physician. All medications must be stored under double… Read more »

Counselor (Overnight)

JOB SUMMARY:  The Counselor ensures that participants reside in a clean, healthy, and safe environment while supporting and attending to participant needs. Counselors remain on campus with participants overnight during all WFI camps and retreats. Counselors Will: Fulfill all personal care needs (including but not limited to: showering, toileting, feeding, daily morning/evening routines, and transferring) of… Read more »