High Sierra Program Intern

Outward Bound California

Midpines, California

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details $1240/month
Deadline Jan 01, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Position Description 

The High Sierra Program Internship is a hands-on introduction to the Outward Bound educational model through all lenses of the organization. Interns have two primary roles: Instructional Intern and Logistics Intern. Through these roles, Interns gain a comprehensive understanding of outdoor education programming and facilitation. Between 2-4 weeks of their time will be spent in the field in an observational and mentored capacity, working directly with students. Additionally, 1-3 weeks will be spent in the world of the Logistics Coordinator, orchestrating all logistical needs to support courses. The remainder of their contract will be spent building community, gaining professional development, and supporting program administrative needs. Interns are supervised by a High Sierra Program Administrator.

Compensation & Schedule

  • Monthly flat $1,240 reimbursement for living expenses 
  • Room and board provided
  • Internship tentatively starts early May through mid-August, with an expectation of ~22 work days/month


Additional benefits include: Pro deals (the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at discounted rates), access to our free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and family members.


Our High Sierra base in Midpines, California, 30 miles east of Yosemite National Park. High summer temperatures can reach 80-100+ degrees Fahrenheit. The basecamp has a main building with an office, program gear sheds, a commercial kitchen, and weatherport living quarters (durable fabric structures).

Equity and Inclusion Statement

We believe that all people should have safe access to the outdoors and culturally relevant and responsive educational programming. OBCA is also striving to create an equitable and inclusive internal culture where all staff members feel represented and honored for their identities and lived experiences. We examine how power, bias, race and other aspects of identity impact our organization. We work to build a culture where we are always learning and improving toward a vision for equity and belonging for all staff. We are looking for team members who can actively join us in this process. We are also committed to reflecting the diverse communities with whom we work and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply.


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Category Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation