Naturalist Internship (Spring Semester 2018)

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 5:00pm



Sonora, CA
United States

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Job Description:

Experiential education is not only for the students who visit Sierra Outdoor School. It is also for the Naturalist Interns who spend time here!  You will grow under the guidance of our experienced permanent Naturalists and Program Coordinators while learning a variety of classes, activities, and skills.  During the internship, you will teach science and wilderness lessons, facilitate low ropes and team building activities, as well as learn how to belay and facilitate high rope elements and a zip line.  Interns receive training in all classes before they teach on their own.

Training: Paid training is provided and includes classroom and group management, background in relevant sciences, and local natural and cultural history.


  • College degree in the field of science, education, recreation, or related field. 
  • Previous experience working with children required.  Grades 4th-6th preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license, clear fingerprints & background check, and negative TB test.
  • First aid & CPR required. WFA/WFR/Lifeguard Certification beneficial, but not required.
  • Ability to hike up to five miles per day in all weather conditions. 
  • Self-motivated, positive, energetic, & passionate about teaching and the outdoors.
  • Willingness to live on site, in shared housing, in a remote setting.

Location:  Sierra Outdoor School is located in the Stanislaus National Forest at an elevation of 4100’ in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The nearest towns are Sonora, Columbia, and Twain Harte.

Salary/Benefits:  $1,700/month.  Private bedroom in shared house, meals (when school is in session), paid training, worker’s compensation, and pro-deals with select companies.

Intern Commitment:  January, 8 2018- June 15, 2018               

How to Apply:

Contact Brandy Lively at or 209-532-3691.