Counselor In Training Program

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History's Counselor In Training (CIT) Program is a teen leadership program that builds leadership, interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills. Interested teens (13-17 years old) should apply by clicking the application link below and submitting a student resume to the museum's Director of Education, Lisa Guida, at

Counselor In Training Application

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s Counselor-in-Training Program is a day camp experience designed to offer leadership opportunities that prepare teens to become staff members at camp, as well as productive members of their community.

The CIT program includes one week of required training and no less than five weeks of internship (for a total of six weeks) in all aspects of a counselor’s job at day camp, including training sessions, counseling techniques, and best practices, communication and leadership, and environmental stewardship.

CIT applicants must be between the ages of 13-17. CIT applicants must complete the CIT application before being considered for the program. Acceptance into the program is limited and is based upon the completed application, a submitted student resume, and an interview with the Director of Education. Please note that a CIT must attend one full week of required training and no less than 5-week CIT sessions to complete the program.

The museum CIT program is designed to enhance interpersonal and communication skills while fostering independence and self-awareness. Successful CIT program participants will graduate from this program with valuable leadership skills that will serve them well at home, school, and in their community. CITs are considered campers for the CIT program while preparing for their potential future opportunities as camp counselors.

  • Applicants must be at least 13 years old at the start of their CIT session.
  • Applicants must have a genuine interest in recreational youth development.
  • CITs must be willing to commit to the required energy, enthusiasm, and positive attitude toward all aspects of the training program.

The cost is $160.00 per week. Five-week minimum participation. April 28th is the deadline for student applications and a resume. Interviews will be held Saturday, May 6th, and selection letters will be emailed the week of May 8th.

CITs may not miss the first training week of their CIT Program training. Fees will not be pro-rated for missed weeks, and any vacation request must be approved by the Director of Education.

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Counselor in Training Hours

Counselors in Training schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8-4 pm. Extended care is available for CITs should the extra time be needed at no additional cost to families. CITs should check in daily by 8:00 am.

Full-Day Camps

Each week-long camp begins at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History building on Monday morning and closes on Friday afternoon. Full-day camps run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Camp-specific activities end at 3:30 PM with a transition downtime for the next 30 minutes.

Please contact Lisa Guida at or 505-245-2137, extension 101, with questions.

Applications Open February 18

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