Internship Announcement

INTERNSHIP TITLE: NOLS Northeast Summer Internship
SUPERVISOR TITLE: NOLS Northeast Program Manager
INTERNSHIP LOCATION: NOLS Northeast, located in Gabriels, NY in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Approximately 15 miles from Saranac Lake, NY and 20 miles from Lake Placid, NY. 
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: June 3–August 16, 2019 (11 weeks).
INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVE: This internship provides an opportunity to gain exposure to the skills needed to operate and support a wilderness-based experiential education school. NOLS Northeast interns will gain experience working on projects that support operations and provide excellent student service. 

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Intern must be self directed, motivated, and dependable.The ability to work well in a dynamic office environment and adjust priorities quickly is also essential.


  • Assist with community outreach programs.
  • Gain exposure to the NOLS curriculum and local environmental issues by assisting with the creation and updates of curricular resources:  leadership, outdoor skills, and environmental studies.
  • Assist with various initiatives, including reducing pack weights and environmental sustainability efforts.
  • Learn about the development and implementation of marketing strategies.
  • Be educated on and assist with the NOLS rationing/field food process.
  • Assist with the process of organizing group and personal gear for courses.
  • Learn about gear repair and outfitting.
  • Polish communication skills by writing blogs and Facebook page updates.
  • Gain experience updating off-trail guides and creating map inventories.
  • Research and/or contribute to an innovative new project.

College credit may be available.

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

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

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify.

HOW TO APPLY: Send PDF-formated cover letter & resume as one PDF attachment to Amber Luettger, Northeast Operations.

Please contact Amber Luettger with questions.


STARTING DATE: June 3, 2019

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