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JOB TITLE: Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) Internship

REPORTS TO: Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) Manager

INTERNSHIP DATES: Mid May—Mid November (approximate)

JOB OBJECTIVE: The Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) is a professional conference that brings together over 400 outdoor industry professionals to discuss managing and mitigating risk. Job responsibilities primarily focus on planning, marketing, and executing the three-day conference, held annually in October. This internship allows for a variety of event planning projects involving independent work, collaboration among a small team, and interaction with leaders at NOLS, Outward Bound, and the Student Conservation Association.


  • Displays motivation, initiative, and a commitment to details
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable initiating professional communication via email, phone, and in person
  • Ability to infuse energy and creativity into special projects
  • Marketing and journalism experience preferred

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Receives and processes WRMC fees and tuitions, manages Conference signage and property, oversees and administers registration information systems.

COMPENSATION: This six-month internship includes a $125.00 per week stipend, equipment rentals, optional college credit, and free WRMC attendance.


85% Assist with the logistical support for the Wilderness Risk Management Conference to include marketing, registration, exhibitor recruiting, attendee communication, on-site details, and post-conference wrap-up.

15% Assist in logistical organization and follow through of NOLS Professional Training Risk Management Trainings.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: Required from all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify

WORK LOCATION: NOLS International Headquarters, Lander, WY 82520

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and résumé to:

Gabi Kilko-Jackson
WRMC Manager
NOLS Professional Training


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