Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco, California
Deadline Nov 30, 2018
Job Type Internship

Description of Organization

ETC is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that provides outdoor adventure and environmental education experiences for people of all abilities. ETC conducts Sea Kayak, Whitewater Rafting, and Cross Country Skiing trips for youth and adults from under-resourced backgrounds and people with disabilities as well as extended Youth Leadership Programs for disadvantaged youth.

Position Description

The Winter Field Intern will be based out of Arnold and Bear Valley, CA and will be trained to staff two to three day accessible cross-country ski trips for people with disabilities and youth and adults from under resourced backgrounds.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Seek to provide meaningful outdoor experiences for ETC participants

• Work within a team of guides to ensure trips are operated in a safe manner

• Facilitate activities focusing on group development, XC ski and snowshoe instruction, environmental education, and human and natural history

• Aid with trip logistics including but not limited to food preparation, equipment preparation and maintenance, and cleaning storage facilities and overnight locations

• Occasionally assist with administrative tasks including, but not limited to, trip preparation and follow up, and communication with agencies, participants and volunteers

• With the help of the Program Manager, develop and carry out an Intern Project to help improve Winter Program trips Qualifications

• Enthusiasm for sharing the outdoors with people of all abilities

• Strong organizational and communication skills

• Experience working with youth or special needs programs preferred

• Experience with environmental education or leading outdoor trips preferred

• CPR and First Aid Certified (WFA or WFR are preferred)

• Previous experience with XC skiing preferred but not required

• Ability to take initiative, be flexible, and work independently

• Experience successfully working and living in a team environment Training

• Individual training from Winter Program Manager

• Ongoing skills development throughout employment

Term & Commitment

• Internship term will be full-time residential from January 4, 2019 through April 4, 2019

• Field Interns will be asked to work on weekday and weekend days and on overnight trips.

Reports to:

• ETC Winter Program Manager Compensation and Benefits:

• $400/month stipend with $100/month food stipend. Days worked in early April will be pro-rated at this rate.

• Room and partial board

• Skiing privileges including use of equipment and Bear Valley Nordic pass

• Nordic ski and disability awareness training


To Apply: Submit cover letter, completed application found at, and resume with references via email to Jake Bartolic at by November 30, 2018

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