Internship Program Goals
Our primary objective is to support our interns in achieving their personal and professional goals within the field of outdoor education/recreation. We have the ability to expose participants to the operations behind our programs, including logistics, training and support; the development of our learning and teaching curriculum; and the delivery and evaluation of our field programs. What exactly an internship looks like, will depend on the intern’s goals. Throughout your internship, there will be regular meetings with the Staff & Training Coordinator to discuss your progress and go over performance evaluations.
What To Expect
During the internship, you can expect to be working long hours both at the office/warehouse and in the field. Once training/orientation is complete, we will jump right into the season. Interns often begin by providing logistical support on base camp courses, field support on backcountry programs, and administrative support back at the Boojum office. Interns will have the opportunity to be in different learning and teaching situations depending on both their goals and the programming Boojum is running that season. There is also the possibility of other trainings during the season in rock climbing, anchor building, first aid, and challenge course facilitation.
Internship dates are flexible and we accept applications on a rolling basis. Outdoor Adventures by Boojum internships often last for three or more months, though many vary depending on school or other requirements. While internships are possible in the summer, our primary seasons are fall and spring. Spring and fall season internships are heavily field-based, while winter and summer internships often have a focus on learning the administrative and logistical aspects of outdoor education.
- Fall season: typically starts with staff training in mid to late August; courses run August through early November.
- Spring season: starts with staff training in late February or early March; the season ends at the beginning of June.
Interns are paid a meal reimbursement of $75 every two weeks (via paper check). When on program, they are provided with all meals and accommodation (typically a campsite at the program location). While we do not currently have housing available off-program, we can often provide you with reasonable accommodation on the nights before and after a program as well as between programs with a quick turn-around.
In addition, interns are eligible for industry discounts and pro deals with consolidation sites (Expert Voice and Outdoor Prolink) and companies such as Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, Prana, Cascade Designs (Platapus, Thermarest, MSR, Seal Line, Pack Towl, E-Case), and others.
Send your application materials including resume, cover letter, and current certifications to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to include any relevant personal or professional experience.