For this internship Acadia Mountain Guides, Inc. is seeking highly motivated, self starting individual to assist in climbing school administration and operations. The internship presents a broad exposure to the multiple aspects of running a small business with a focus on marketing and customer service. Interns will be expected to process course reservations, attend trade shows, create, edit and organize course support materials, shoot and edit climbing video and photos, prepare itineraries, research new venues, inspect and organize equipment, organize trip logistics, prepare and edit newsletters, summarize client evaluations, and provide customer service via phone, internet and in-person. Intern will have opportunities to shadow or assist on field courses (rock or ice climbing, winter camping / mountaineering, wilderness medicine, avalanche as season and skills allow).

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding


Ideal interns will have completed or be in the process of completing a degree closely related to the nature of the internship such as outdoor education or business majors intending to operate their own service-based outdoor business. Climbing, backcountry skiing, and/or mountaineering skills are highly recommended but not required.

About Acadia Mountain Guides Inc

AMG was founded in 1993 and is owned by Jon Tierney. AMG operates a year round program of courses and guiding that extends from the sea side cliffs of Acadia to distant summits in South America and Asia. The school is AMGA accredited and all guide staff have participated in either PCIA or AMGA guide training and certification. Jon is an IMFGA guide who has served on the AMGA Board of Directors and the AMGA Technical Committee and was formerly an AMGA Instructor/Examiner. Jon is the current Educational Director of the Professional Climbing Instructor’s Association and was the original designer and catalyst behind of the AMGA Top Rope Site Manager (Single Pitch) program from 1997-2004. Jon is a LifeFlight of Maine paramedic and teaches at the community college. During the summer, AMG operates primarily out of Bar Harbor, ME – home to Acadia National Park and the summer camps start/stop in Orono, ME. Bar Harbor is a busy resort town similar to North Conway, Estes Park, or Jackson Hole.

Application Instructions

Complete our application (available at acadiamountainguides.com) and return electronically with a letter of interest and resume to Jon Tierney ([email protected]) or via mail to AMGCS, PO Box 121, Orono, ME 04473. 207-866-7562. After receiving your application, we will evaluate it and, if you are among the qualified candidates, we will arrange an interview.