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JOB TITLE: Pacific Northwest Summer Intern

REPORTS TO: Pacific Northwest Assistant Director

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVE:
Gain a broad exposure to the skills and expertise required to operate a large wilderness based experiential school. Create and implement a long-term project that helps meet NOLS PNW environmental sustainability goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:
NOLS graduate preferred; College graduate or college senior with excellent verbal and written communication skills; self-motivated and able to work independently; thorough, dependable, punctual and organized. Experience with graphic arts/visual media is an asset. An ability to live and work in a small community is essential. Must be 21 years old with a clean driving record.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with the Assistant Director in establishing sustainability education initiatives including, but not limited to recycling, energy use reduction, food sourcing, composting, and community outreach. Creation of a long-term project that helps meet school sustainability Strategic Goals.

  • Assist in the outfitting and rationing of courses.
  • Assist in internal website development, including writing weekly blog updates.
  • Assist with administrative tasks as needed.
  • Assist with facilities maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Learn all aspects of Program Office responsibilities and assist program supervisors with course preparation and closure.

BENEFITS: $100 weekly stipend. NOLS PNW provides free room and board.

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

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-verify.

POSITION LOCATION and SEASON:
NOLS Pacific Northwest, Conway, Washington.
3-month summer position only from June through August

HOW TO APPLY:
Send a resume and cover letter to:
Craig Lenske
Pacific Northwest Assistant Director
craig_lenske@nols.edu

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
February 15. Each year applications are accepted between January 10 and February 15 . Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

 
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