Internship Announcement

INTERNSHIP TITLE: NOLS Pacific Northwest Intern
SUPERVISOR TITLE: NOLS Pacific Northwest Assistant Director
INTERNSHIP LOCATION: Conway, Washington.

DATES OF INTERNSHIP: May 19 –August 16, 2019 (dates can be slightly flexible). 

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVE:  Acquire a broad understanding of NOLS’ program and operations by assisting in a variety of support services at NOLS Pacific Northwest. Gain exposure to the skills needed to operate a wilderness-based, experiential education school.


  • At least 21 years old of age by position start date.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.
  • Self-directed, motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Thorough, punctual, dependable, and organized.
  • Able to live and work in a small community.
  • Competent with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google applications, and visual/social media.
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic office environment, and adjust priorities quickly.
  • Physically able to bend, stoop, crouch, lift (up to 40 lbs.), frequently walk, and stand for extended periods of time.


  • Learn NOLS’ outfitting and field food processes.
  • Polish communication skills by assisting with writing blog updates.
  • Gain experience in maintaining online social media networks.
  • Assist with establishing sustainability education initiatives.
  • Create and implement a long-term project that helps meet NOLS strategic goals.
  • Assist with program administrative and facilities maintenance tasks.
  • Participate in the instructor briefing and debriefing process.
  • Improve your public speaking skills by presenting information informally or formally through classes and discussions.
  • Participate in NOLS school meetings and trainings (as availability allows).
  • Connect with NOLS employees to develop other skill areas as desired.

College credit may be available.

A weekly stipend of $100/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 cover letter and resume to Carrie Dodge, NOLS Pacific Northwest Assistant Director
Email:, Subject: PNW Internship Application
Phone: 360-445-6657 x3245
Contact Carrie Dodge with questions.


STARTING DATE: May 19, 2019.

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