Spring/Summer Fellowships at NOLS
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.
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 with a strong interest in outdoor education to become NOLS Expedition Instructors.
NOLS defines People of Color as individuals who self-identify as ethnically American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or multiracial (categories defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Census Bureau).
Upon conclusion of the in-town portion of the Fellowship in early May 2017, Fellows will spend an intensive summer in the backcountry, either as a student or an Instructor-In-Training. At the end of August 2017, Fellows will exit the backcountry with the institutional experience and wilderness skills training to make them competitive candidates for a NOLS Instructor Course.
Position announcements for the in-town portion of the Fellowship program are listed below:
NOLS Rocky Mountain Fellowship
NOLS Southwest Fellowship
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