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NOLS Professional Training Marketing/Sales Fellowship

Deadline:  July 15, 2014

Contact: Interested individuals should send a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation to NOLS Diversity and Inclusion Manager Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin at Please specify the Fellowship position you are applying for (i.e., NOLS Professional Training Marketing/Sales Fellowship).

Position Description: Gain a broad understanding of NOLS Professional Training by assisting in a variety of marketing and sales initiatives.


  • At least 21 years old, with some exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  • Preferably a graduate or past participant of a NOLS field expedition course, wilderness medicine course, or professional training course.
  • U.S. citizen who identifies as a person of color. A person of color is someone who does not identify as only White or Caucasian under the current U.S. Census ethnicity categories. People of color typically refers to people of Black, African, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Latino(a), Native American, and Alaska Native heritage or people who identify as multiracial (more than one category under the U.S. Census form).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Displays motivation and initiative
  • Experience in sales/marketing preferred
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Detail oriented
  • An understanding and passion for the NOLS mission
  • NOLS grad preferred but not required
  • Ability to infuse energy and creativity into special projects
  • Knowledgeable regarding social media and Web communications
  • Good sense of humor
  • Competent with office suites (i.e. GoogleDocs, or Microsoft Office)
  • Self directed and motivated
  • Exceptional Expedition Behavior (EB)

Compensation: $360/week plus travel reimbursement up to $600

Food and Lodging: Housing is not provided by NOLS Professional Training, but meals may be provided at the Noble Hotel Dining Hall (where our students and instructors dine) depending on course schedules.

Duration: September -November, 2014 (flexible start date)

Regular and Special Projects may include:

  • Assist in marketing efforts for NOLS custom courses and consulting
  • Assist in research for focused market segments of potential and existing NOLS Pro Clients
  • Assist with general administrative and clerical duties
  • Assist with marketing and sales campaigns for target market segments
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Fellows interested in in-town employment with NOLS are expected to proactively work toward obtaining employment. Employment opportunities may include working as part of a domestic location’s support staff in operations, logistics, transportation, rations, outfitting, or other administrative capacities. These jobs are of limited availability but can be excellent ways to become familiar with the school and an operating location, even for Fellows interested in becoming NOLS field instructors. Although the supervisor will send Fellows job announcements as appropriate, the Fellows are expected to respond accordingly if they are interested in a job.

Skill Development/Special Opportunities May Include:

  • Research, write, and edit blog posts, ensuring quality writing
  • Goal-driven business writing, with emphasis on tone and audience
  • Marketing many aspects of a NOLS Pro course from conception to completion
  • Individual coaching in organizational leadership and communication skills
  • Possibly attend a NOLS Professional Training Leadership Seminar
  • Equipment rental and check out opportunities
  • Outdoor trips with other interns and NOLS employees to develop technical skills

Post Fellowship: Fellows must be willing to serve as a NOLS ambassador for a minimum of one year following their fellowship, specifically working with NOLS Diversity and Inclusion to help with outreach and marketing efforts in their local communities.

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


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