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INTERNSHIP TITLE: NOLS Rocky Mountain Intern

SUPERVISOR TITLE: Special Projects Coordinator

INTERNSHIP LOCATION: Lander, Wyoming

DATES OF INTERNSHIP: Internships take place in three seasons: summer, fall, and winter/spring. The summer internship runs from early June to mid August; the fall internship runs from early September to mid November; the winter/spring internship runs from late February to mid May. Internships last 10–12 weeks, depending on availability, seasonal needs, and performance.

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVE: The Rocky Mountain internship provides an opportunity to learn the skills needed to plan, outfit, and ration wilderness-based expeditions. The intern will gain an immersive understanding of experiential education programming and field curriculum. In addition, the intern will develop and facilitate outreach events in the Lander community.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 21 years old, due to NOLS vehicle insurance requirements.
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Exceptional expedition behavior (EB)
  • Competence with Word and Google Drive
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment and adjust priorities quickly
  • Thorough, punctual, dependable
  • Good sense of humor
  • Nice human being
  • Physically able to bend, stoop, crouch, lift (up to 40 lbs.), frequently walk, and stand for extended periods of time.
  • All interns are required to have health insurance.

PROFFESIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Learn to outfit students with appropriate personal and group equipment, and assist students one-on-one with their gear selection
  • Learn how to plan bulk-rations for expedition-style field courses and assist with preparing course rations
  • Understand the role on a non-profit within the community, and develop outreach initiatives to reach local students (e.g., after-school programs, the community garden, the summer International Climbers’ Festival)
  • Learn strategies for non-profit marketing and institutional alumni relations.
  • Gain experience researching and developing program curriculum on leadership, outdoor skills, and environmental studies.
  • Gain experience in social media networks by managing the RM’s social media site and assisting with the production of videos and blog posts for the NOLS website

Additional Opportunities May Include:

  • Attend School meetings and leadership-development trainings
  • Participate in defensive driving training and assist with student evacuations (potential to earn money above the internship stipend)
  • Possible visits to the Rocky Mountain River Base (Vernal, UT) and/or Three Peaks Ranch (Boulder, WY) to gain an understanding of institutional whitewater and horse-packing expeditions
  • Complimentary equipment rental
  • Possibility to horse pack into the Wind River Range and re-ration a course (summer only)
  • Exposure to the diverse array of skills and expertise needed to operate a large wilderness-based experiential education program

College credit may be available.

A weekly stipend of $125/week is provided to help defray expenses incurred during the internship. (This stipend is taxable.)

Interns should not expect a paid position at the conclusion of the internship.

HOUSING: Housing is not provided at NOLS Rocky Mountain. In fall, winter, and spring, housing may be available at the NOLS Noble Hotel for $7 per night, with the opportunity for work exchange. In summer, housing is not available at the Noble; however, we will provide housing resources.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required.

E-VERIFY: NOLS Participates in E-Verify

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and résumé to:

Kevin Redmon
Special projects coordinator
RM_studentservice@nols.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • Summer internship: February 7, 2016
  • Fall internship: May 8, 2016
  • Winter/spring internship: October 16, 2016

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