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NOLS Curriculum, Publications, & Research Internship

INTERNSHIP SEASONS: Spring, Summer, and Fall
Spring (February-May) Internship focusing on publications: apply by Jan 1
Summer (May-August) Internship focusing on curriculum & research support: apply by Feb 7
Fall (September-December) Internship: apply by May 9

POSITION LENGTH: 12-15 weeks (some dates are flexible)

Curriculum Publications

  1. Assist NOLS publications manager in various capacities, including but not limited to: book development, subject research, management of in-house publications, updating existing book files, and searching for relevant public domain publications. The Spring internship focuses on this area and this intern needs exemplary writing skills.

Curriculum Projects

  1. Help research curriculum development projects.
  2. Help assemble self-published instructor notebooks.
  3. Help staff & maintain the NOLS Faculty Library; Assist students and instructors to research topics, locate resources, catalog books, etc.

Research Projects

  1. Assist in the collection of data for current research projects, including electronic and in-person efforts.
  2. Enter data and analyze results of ongoing research projects such as the Course Quality Survey and other current projects. 
  3. Help with mechanical projects that apply research to field operations.

Faculty Summit

  1. Assist with the preparation, organization, and implementation of the three-day annual NOLS Faculty Summit staff meeting held in May.

Local Branch Support

  1. Assist in the outfitting and rationing of courses at the NOLS Rocky Mountain branch.
  2. Collaborate with other NOLS interns as necessary.


Education: Major completion of a bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement.

Work Ethic: Thorough, punctual, dependable, organized, self-directed, honest, sense of humor

Communication Skills: Person must be reading, writing, and speaking at the college junior level

Can-do Attitude: Creative, self-directed, and solution-oriented

Understanding and passion for the NOLS mission is essential. Being a NOLS graduate is helpful.

We will gladly align this internship with the intern system at your university as long as this doesn't create a huge administrative task load or cut into the above goals.

A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK is required of all NOLS employees.

NOLS participates in E-Verify to insure that our interns are eligible to work in the USA.

COMPENSATION: A taxable stipend of $125 per week is provided. Food and lodging are not provided.


CONTACT: Interested individuals should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Lauren Crenshaw
Faculty Summit Coordinator
NOLS Curriculum & Research Department

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