Deer Hill’s Internship Program is an essential element of the Deer Hill community, both in spirit and in hard work. Interns live onsite and support Deer Hill programs and operations by preparing equipment, packing supplies, repairing gear, maintaining facilities, and facilitating resupplies. This internship offers a unique perspective and opportunity for interaction in the community of outdoor education. Interns work alongside field staff during transitions and resupplies, they help participants get outfitted with gear from our store, they work alongside our kitchen staff preparing meals, and they work with our Facility Manager preparing vehicles for use. With hands-on experience and guidance from Deer Hill administrative staff, Interns learn about the logistics and systems to facilitate multi-element wilderness expeditions and cross-cultural service projects.
Upon completion of the internship program, exceptional and motivated interns may be invited back to work with Deer Hill in an Assistant Instructor or Instructor role.
5 interns live and work on site at Deer Hill for the season.
Responsibilities include: food packing, resupply, pack out, de-issue, driving, gear repair and maintenance, cooking, cleaning, administrative work and facility projects to upkeep Basecamp.
Internship is logistic and operation focused.
Weekly schedule varies to accommodate programming needs.
March 19 – May 28 2024
Supplemental food and meals available.
Access to pro purchase programs.
Join Field Staff River Training (~5 day river trip).
Additional learning opportunities in Outdoor Education available.
Potential opportunity to become an Assistant Instructor during our Summer Season.*
*This is not a guaranteed benefit and is subject to approval by our Staff Manager.
$ 1,562 stipend.
We review applications on a rolling basis. You can expect to hear from us within 1-2 weeks of submitting your completed application. Interviews on Google Meets typically occur within the following week. Following the interview, we reach out to candidates with a final decision a maximum of 2 weeks later.
20 years of age minimum.
Able to work legally in the United States.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Ability to pass criminal background checks.
Able to carry 50 pounds.
Able to commit to the duration of the internship.
Comfortable driving long distances and camping.
Able to live and work cooperatively with others.
Effective communication with people different from themselves.
Willing to work long hours.
Ability to take initiative and produce results
Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Deer Hill Expeditions.
Experience or a willingness to learn gear repair.
About Deer Hill Expeditions
Deer Hill leads expeditions for individually enrolled participants during the summer months, and groups for which we have designed a custom program. Additionally, Deer Hill maintains its 130-acre Basecamp as a comfortable, nurturing environment that supports adventures into the field, or makes for a relaxing retreat. While other companies might focus on leading a tour, or teaching specific technical skills, Deer Hill goes beyond these services to include the richness of supported self-discovery.