Dates: June-August 2021

High School Program Instructors work with a small team of coworkers as a part of a leadership and adventure-based youth development program for DC youth. Responsibilities outlined below.

Responsible for the logistical coordination, daily supervision and primary mentorship for all JETs (High Schoolers) in the Internship Programs and other duties as assigned.

Responsible for the daily logistics of the Internship and Career Exploration programs, including providing or arranging transportation to and from internship sites, regular communication with intern supervisors, collecting feedback on each intern’s performance and leading daily activities. Daily activities include attending local events, outdoor activities and workshops for interns focused on leadership development, professionalism and college/career readiness.

Responsible for the daily care, health and safety of a house of 8-16 JETs. Prepare JETs for activities and internships, lead daily reflection and downtime activities.

Primary mentor and supervisor for all JET interns throughout the summer. Facilitate daily check-ins, provide encouragement, support, and formal evaluations during job training program.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


To learn more about the position qualifications please visit our website to review the position description.

About City Kids Wilderness Project

City Kids Wilderness Project is a nonprofit organization founded (1996) on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for under-resourced youth can enhance their lives, the lives of their families, and the greater community. We strive to provide extraordinary wilderness and community-based experiences that will inspire worthy young people of Washington, DC to dream, see beyond their current circumstances, and ultimately succeed in building a healthy, happy, and productive life. Our goals include that our youth graduate from high school or earn their GED, that they enroll in a postsecondary education program or obtain a job, and that they are involved and connected members of their community. Programs take place throughout the year in and around Washington, D.C. and during the summer at our ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Youth enroll as sixth graders and continue their engagement with City Kids through middle school, high school and beyond.

Application Instructions

To apply please visit www.citykidsdc.org and navigate to the open positions page. Click on the position description for the link to the application.