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Internship Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Applications Due:
Summer Internships: February 7
Fall Internships: May 9
Winter/Spring Internships: October 17

Position Location: Lander, Wyoming

Position Length: 12 weeks

Regular and Special Projects
Interns will work with NOLS Rocky Mountain (RM) staff on projects that support NOLS RM operations and provide excellent student service.  Regular and special projects may include:

  • Plan, bag, and box student rations; create spice kits
  • Issue and de-issue student gear for courses; prepare and repair gear
  • Facilitate and develop community outreach programs (e.g. at local schools and the summer International Climber’s Festival) and recruit one volunteer for each program
  • Manage and update the NOLS RM blog and flickr site on a weekly basis
  • Update off-trail guides and map inventory
  • Develop program curriculum on: leadership, outdoor skills, and environmental studies
  • Assist with RM initiatives including lowering pack weights and environmental sustainability efforts
  • Assist with the development and production of RM web videos for NOLS website, as needed
  • Update NOLS intra-net site
  • Assist with development and implementation of NOLS RM marketing strategies
  • Research and/ or contribute an innovative new project for NOLS RM
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Preferred Skills:

  • Self directed and motivated
  • Exceptional Expedition Behavior (EB) 
  • Competence with MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic office environment and adjust priorities quickly
  • Thorough, punctual, dependable
  • Good sense of humor
  • Understanding and passion for the NOLS mission

Skill Development / Special Opportunities May Include:

  • Defensive driving training and evacuation driving (potential to earn money above the internship stipend)
  • Attend NOLS school meetings and trainings (as availability allows)
  • Potential visit to RM Utah River Base and/or RM Three Peaks Ranch
  • Equipment rental, as availability allows
  • Possibility to horse pack into the Wind River Range and re-ration a course (summer only)
  • Exposure to a variety of skills and expertise needed to operate a large wilderness-based experiential education school
  • College credit available; fulfills most 400-hour internship requirements

Physical Demands of the Internship:
Occasional bending, stooping, crouching, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), frequent walking, and ability to stand for periods of time.

Minimum Age:
21 years (due to NOLS vehicle insurance carrier requirements)

Criminal Background Check:
A criminal background check is required for all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-verify.

Compensation: A stipend of $125.00 per week is provided. This is taxable. Food and lodging are not provided.

Housing: Not provided.  (We will provide housing resources.)

Contact: Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to:

Special Projects Manager | NOLS Rocky Mountain

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