Internship Announcement

INTERNSHIP TITLE: NOLS Three Peaks Ranch Intern

SUPERVISOR: Three Peaks Ranch Manager

INTERNSHIP LOCATION: NOLS Three Peaks Ranch, Boulder, WY. 

DATES OF INTERNSHIP: June through mid-August 2019. This is a 8- to 10-week internship. 

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVE:  Interns will work with NOLS Three Peaks Ranch staff on projects that support operations. Intern responsibilities and projects are designed to meet skills and interests of intern. 

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A strong work ethic, communication skills, and self-motivation. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment, and adjust priorities quickly.
  • Desire to learn, live and work in a small community, and maintain a positive, hard-working environment. 
  • Experience in some of the following skills is preferred: outdoors, horsemanship, and/or construction skills.

PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: 
Potential projects/ responsibilities may include: 

  • Learn about and pack food and equipment into remote areas.
  •  Be educated on and assist with Three Peaks operations that possibly include: irrigation, horse care, gear maintenance, course outfitting, facilities maintenance, etc.  
  • Assist with vehicle inspections, loading, and transporting people and stock.
  • Work with NOLS horses.
  • Support operational logistics and transportation tasks.
  • Complete a project, to be determined with the ranch manager. 
  • Be educated on and assist with Three Peaks program and sustainability projects. 
  • Be a resource to instructors, students, and visitors. 
  • Maintain communication, and work closely and effectively in a team setting with others.
  • Maintain and develop positive relations with local businesses and community.

College credit may be available.

A weekly stipend of $125/week is provided to help defray expenses incurred during the internship. Private housing and food is provided on-site. Kitchen and living areas are communal.

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.

MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the internship start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.

HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Kelsey Wicks, NOLS Three Peaks Ranch Manager.
Email: kelsey_wicks@nols.edu
Contact Kelsey Wicks with questions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: January 14, 2019. 

DATES OF POSITION: June 2019.

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