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NOLS is committed to building a diverse community that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds, regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or ability.

A NOLS Fellowship helps create a pathway for people of color in the United States to pursue a career in outdoor education and at NOLS. Since 2010 the Fellowship program has provided people with remarkable NOLS work experiences at one of our many U.S. locations and valuable skills that are transferable to any career path.

Fellows become ambassadors of the school and role models who can speak to their NOLS experience within their own communities and inspire more people of color to connect with the outdoors. Fellows interested in becoming NOLS field instructors also have opportunities for professional development through this program.

Fellowship descriptions are listed below. Summer fellowship opportunities are posted in January; selection is in early March. Fall fellowship opportunities are posted in March; selection is in mid-May.

NOLS Alaska Fellowship - Summer

NOLS Pacific Northwest Fellowship - Summer

NOLS Rocky Mountain Fellowship - Summer

NOLS Teton Valley Fellowship - Summer

NOLS Southwest Fellowship - Fall

NOLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited. NOLS encourages families and partners to work together at the school in many situations.

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