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We offer educational paid internships and summer job opportunities, allowing high school students the chance to learn organizational and management skills in outdoor recreation and a foundation on which to build their resume for future employment.

Check back in May for Summer 2022 Internships 

Past Summer Internship Opportunities

Western Slope SUP River Guide Internship

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During this experience, trainees will receive 50 hours of training which will cover: Stand up paddle Rafting Teaching Guiding River rescue And much more Training locations include Western Slope SUP,…

Fishing Guide Intern with Timber to Table

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Fishing Guide Intern with Timber to Table Intern will learn the fundamentals of fish guiding, with time on the river and mentorship from a professional guide. Intern will learn to…

Water Sport Intern @ Sweitzer Lake State Park

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Water Sport Intern @ Sweitzer Lake State Park More information coming soon!

Camp Counselor Internship

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Summary: Do you want to be outside this summer assisting kids ages 7-14 with fun activities involving nature and the outdoors? Interns will help supervise campers while teaching games and…

Summer Backpacking Internship

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Summary: Are you passionate about hiking and being around kids in the mountains? The Nature Connection is hiring backpacking interns to help plan and lead youth backpacking trips in the…

Water Sports Internship

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Summary: Do you love being in and around water in the summertime? Do you like SUPing or have you ever wanted to try outdoor adventures all while sharing your excitement…

Wilderness Trail Crew

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Summary: Work with the United States Forest Service on a camping based crew for four days, three nights per week in the backcountry on the Gunnison National Forest. Responsibilities: Crew…

Mountain Bike Internship

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Summary: Do you want to learn the essentials in how to maintain a functional MTB (mountain bike) and build technical job skills while interning at The Nature Connection headquarters? Interns…
Lifeguard Training
February 19, 2019

Scholarship for Water Safety Instructor Training

Scholarship for Water Safety Instructor Training The Nature Connection offers partial scholarships to help cover the cost of a Water Safety Instructor Training at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Once completed,…
Lifeguard Training
February 19, 2019

Scholarship for Lifeguard Training

Scholarship for Lifeguard Training The Nature Connection offers partial scholarships to help cover the costs for lifeguard training at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, so that students can work during the…
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