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.
7 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.
June 1st – August 19th 2022
Supplemental food and meals available.
Access to pro purchase programs.
Join Summer Field Training (~5 day backcountry experience).
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.
Good physical condition, 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.
Willing to work long hours.
Dependable and professional.
Pursuing a career as an outdoor professional.
Positive attitude and good sense of humor.
Experience repairing gear.
About Deer Hill Expeditions
Deer Hill’s wilderness expeditions and cross-cultural service projects offer participants profound growth and selfdiscovery
as well as good fun and adventure. Participants raft the river canyons of Utah, ascend the peaks of
Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, and work with families in Navajo, Hopi, or Zuni communities in the Southwest.
Deer Hill’s mission is to inspire the individual through experiences which affirm the essential relationships
Humanity discovers in Service and the Natural World. Trough Deer Hill’s unique blend of wilderness challenge
and cross-cultural interaction, participants learn to bring their best selves forward in community.
A small company, founded in 1984, Deer Hill Expeditions is committed to personal development through
excellence in technical skills, responsible stewardship of the natural world, and authentic service that connects