Internships

The Greater Green Bay YMCA offers part-time and full-time unpaid internships for college students in a variety of areas which may include: Health & Fitness, Youth Teen & Family, Human Resources and Marketing/Graphic Design.

Please contact Brenda Kopke at 436 9649 or brenda.kopke@greenbayymca.org for more information.

My Y Story...

Maribeth

Sometimes ordinary days come along that change our lives in extraordinary ways. For me, that day was the day I decided to take control of my life by becoming a Y member. I had been overweight for as long as I could remember, but with few exceptions had never taken many steps to become a healthier person. I’m not sure what changed that day, but something clicked in mind and I knew that losing weight was something I needed to do. My sister had lost a significant amount of weight through running, and I saw how drastically her self-confidence had improved. Following her lead, I decided to become a runner and set the lofty goal of running the Bellin Run 10k that June. Early on a cold January morning, I dragged myself out of bed, laced up my beat-up Nikes and headed to the Broadview Y. On the track, I ran a single lap, and was so winded that I needed to walk the next several laps. Gradually, I began to increase the number of laps I ran in a row. Suddenly, running went from being something I dreaded to something I looked forward to doing each day. I successfully ran the Bellin, and as soon as I crossed that finish line I knew I needed to set a new, loftier running goal. That September, I ran my first half marathon. In October, I completed the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon – a race that was particularly special to me because I used to cheer my dad on as he ran it and I never thought our roles would be reversed. Running has become like therapy for me – a time to make plans, think about things that are going on in my life, and, most importantly, a time to be thankful for how far I’ve come. Thanks to the Y, I have become not just a person of strong body, but also one of strong will and strong faith. I am the same girl who set out that January day, but the miles I have traveled on my journey have made me a fitter, thinner, braver, prouder, happier, and more confident version of her. All because I ran that first lap at the YMCA. Maribeth