WHY KidSpirit?

KidSpirit aims to provide student staff with great opportunities for experiential learning and development in life skills like time management, leadership, and mentoring. We learn and grow from our interactions with each other, and by our influence on young people and our communities.

By creating a fun, creative, bold environment for both campers and staff, KidSpirit programs nurture the next generation of learners in ways informed by equity, respect, and wellbeing. Being on the staff of our program means having a blast interacting with youth, and it entails building and being a part of a fun and supportive community.

WHAT does KidSpirit Offer?

Working at KidSpirit twill help develop useful and competitive skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, problem solving, and more. The skills you gain will vary based on the position you hold, but we use common industry software in our office, we practice impactful noted models of leadership and youth development, and we foster growth in our students and our staff with a collaborative and encouraging environment.


Do you have intern or practicum hours that you need to fill for a class? We have many opportunities available! At KidSpirit you will be able to participate in a dynamic and exciting work environment. Click here to submit an application! 

There are two primary steps to participate in a KidSpirit Internship:

1. Contact your advisor to apply and register for the internship class that is associated with your program.

2. Once you have registered with your advisor, Click here to submit your application! 

Hiring Requirements

Before applying, we want to make sure working at KidSpirit will be a good fit for you and KidSpirit! Please consider our requirements below before applying. 

  • Oregon State University requires KidSpirit staff to be current students. To clarify, you do NOT have to be a student at OSU specifically, just enrolled in high school, university, community college, etc. Are you going to be a student during the terms you are interested in working? 
  • Certifications: All KidSpirit staff must be certified in First Aid & CPR, Introduction to Childcare Health & Safety (ICCHS), and Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect (RRCAN) before their first day of on the job. ​​​​​​Information will be shared in the orientation during the interview process. 


Pay Scale

Rate ($)
14.50 0-3 months
14.50-14.60 3 months - 1 year
14.60-14.70 1-2 years*
14.70-14.80 2-3 years*
  *Experience or special level of responsibility/certification

If you have questions, please contact KidSpirit at 541-737-5437, or shoot us an email at [email protected]