Available Positions

Are you passionate about providing the highest quality wilderness education, leadership and medicine skills that serve people and the environment? Join our NOLS community who shares a commitment to wilderness, education, leadership, safety, community, and excellence.

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Available Internships

Internships are an opportunity for you to gain valuable, real-world experience and have fun doing it. NOLS offers a variety of internships that range in length from three to six months. College credit is available.


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Instructor-In-Training Program

NOLS is committed to increasing representation and diversity in the outdoor industry, particularly as it pertains to historically underrepresented groups, so that this field and people accessing wilderness spaces better reflect the demographics of the world we live in. As an action step towards increasing diversity of historically underrepresented groups in our industry NOLS has developed the US Instructor-in-Training (IIT) program. The US IIT program is focused on creating a space for folks from marginalized groups to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work for NOLS. The US Instructor-in-Training (IIT) program currently provides a structured pathway for self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to develop skills to work in outdoor education.

Throughout the program IITs build wilderness, leadership and teaching skills necessary to work in the outdoor education field, through a combination of one-on-one mentorship, operations training, and field experience. The program starts in April, with eight-weeks focused on gaining ‘in-town’ operational skills experience spent at NOLS Rocky Mountain in Lander, Wyoming. IITs will receive one-on-one mentorship and training in technical skills gaining experience in how to run operational support for a large-scale wilderness education program, as well as participate in a one-week canyon expedition and a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training . Part two of the program kicks off  in June, when IITs transition to the field for a series of wilderness expedition courses. IITs will act as contributing members of NOLS instructor teams, see list of NOLS backpacking courses here. The program culminates in August, when IITs will have the opportunity to apply for and participate in an Instructor Course (IC), where they will have the chance to be assessed as NOLS Hiking Instructors.  

To learn more about becoming a NOLS US Instructor-in-Training, contact Minu Chae at
If you are interested in applying for the NOLS Instructor-in-Training program, please click the link below. Note: if we are not currently taking applications the link will appear closed.



NOLS as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider

NOLS is committed to building a diverse community that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds. NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or veteran status. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

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