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Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Internship

JOB TITLE: NOLS Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Intern 

REPORTS TO: NOLS Environmental Stewardship Coordinator and NOLS Sustainability Coordinator

JOB OBJECTIVE: The environmental stewardship and sustainability intern will assist the department director, the environmental stewardship coordinator, and the environmental sustainability coordinator with a variety of tasks related to sustainability initiatives at NOLS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, community outreach, public policy, and curriculum development.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma. Current college students and recent graduates preferred, majoring in a related field. Familiarity with NOLS is a plus. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to have prior experience with GIS. On the job training will be available as needed.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The environmental stewardship and sustainability intern will have opportunities to work with other departments and participate in educational activities, including:

  • Participate in a course issue day(s).
  • Attend environmental stewardship and sustainability-related meetings (e.g., with a land management agency, internal departments, etc.).
  • Develop content for the website, blog, and social media with guidance from the NOLS marketing and creative departments.
  • Participate in a NOLS seminar, space allowing
  • Attend the NOLS Faculty Summit.

STIPEND: $125 per week taxable stipend, dispersed every two weeks. Position is full-time/40 hours per week, food and housing not included.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Projects may include the following:

(30%) Assist in environmental stewardship campaigns. Work may include gathering information and data for a mapping/GIS initiative, writing comment letters regarding threats to public lands, engaging with land managers, and developing outreach materials for a grassroots conservation initiative.

(30%) Assist in sustainability initiatives. Work may include resource tracking, food mapping, and/or research into responsible gear purchasing.

15%) Assist in planning an Earth Day outreach event.

(10%) Research and assist HQ and school campuses with the preparation of curriculum fact sheets used to teach policy and environmental topics on field courses.

(10%) Write website content and blog posts.

(5%) Perform administrative tasks as needed.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees and interns.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify.


HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to: Environmental Stewardship Coordinator
(307) 335-2311
Contact Evan Reimondo with questions.


START DATE: January 11, 2016

DURATION: Five months

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