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JOB TITLE: Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) Internship

REPORTS TO: Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) Manager

INTERNSHIP DATES: Late May—Late November (approximate)


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 and executing the three-day conference, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at Stone Mountain State Park, in early 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
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and willingness to learn new systems
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Comfortable initiating professional communication via email, phone, and in-person
  • Ability to infuse energy and creativity into special projects


Receives and processes WRMC fees and tuitions, manages Conference signage and property, oversees and administers registration information systems.


This six-month internship includes a $125.00 per week stipend, equipment rentals, optional college credit, the possibility to attend a NOLS/LNT Seminar, and free WRMC attendance. Food and lodging not provided. This is taxable.


85% Assist with the logistical support for the Wilderness Risk Management Conference; to include 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 custom courses, Leave No Trace courses, and Risk Management Trainings

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: Required from all NOLS employees.


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

307-335-2222 /


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