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Working for NOLS means being a leader, having a flexible schedule, living in beautiful surroundings, making a difference in people's lives, and gaining skills and experience.
Internships Internships at NOLS
Gain valuable real-world experience and have fun doing it. NOLS offers a variety of internships that range in length from three to six months. College credit is available.

Spring/Summer Fellowship at NOLS
The six- to eight- month Fellowship program combines one-on-one mentorship, in-town work, and backcountry experience to provide a structured pathway for People of Color to become Expedition Instructors.

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Become a NOLS Instructor

  • Field Instructor: Year-round work, instructor seminars to continue your growth, and NOLS support for personal expeditions are all part of the package. Work in the field and travel the world with NOLS!
  • Wilderness Medicine Instructor: If you have wilderness medicine and patient care experience, consider becoming a NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute instructor. We teach throughout the U.S. and around the world.

NOLS Jobsnetwork

We’ve created a free email subscription service to connect outdoor-related employers with NOLS grads as prospective employees.

"...thank you for providing NOLS grads with the job opening emails. Receiving these emails every day gives me hope that it is possible to find a job after college that won't eat my soul." — Lindsey M.

"The quality of applicants we receive through your service is vastly superior..." — Molly P., St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM

If you’re looking for an outdoor-related job, sign up for “NOLS Jobs Announcements.” Once subscribed, the position announcements will come to your email most business days — with no need to dial up a web site or do a search. You can unsubscribe at any time. Consider following "nols_jobnetwork" on Twitter too- selected new openings get tweets.

If you’re an employer looking to post an opening, click the following link for a thorough description of this free service and for information on how to get your outdoor position(s) broadcast to ~10,500 subscribed NOLS alumni.

NOLS reserves the right to accept or decline any subscriber or posting— no NOLS endorsement is given or implied.

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