Tired of meaningless work? Join our team of awesome Outdoor Educators and Interns who put their values into action every day! ECHO HILL OUTDOOR SCHOOL (www.ehos.org), located on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, offers supervised outdoor education internships that will help you meet your gap year or college internship goals. For more than 50 years, our team has introduced and acclimated participants to the outdoors and helped them foster respect for and awareness of themselves, each other and their environment. Course areas include: Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay conducted on historic work boats, Swamp Ecology including Swamp Canoe and Swamp Walks; Group and Individual Development on our low and high element challenge course; Outdoor Skills in classes like Orienteering and Survival; and History and the Human Environment with classes such as Early American Studies and the “Mystery Tour”, an exploration of the cultural and historical landscape of Kent County.

The program is flexible so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools as well as college students and adults of all ages.

Responsibilities include: assisting and/or co-teaching instructional courses with experienced staff, creation and implementation of new curriculum ideas, overnight tent or dormitory duty for groups, supervision of students, and assisting with special programs and events.

Benefits: Full room and board are provided with this residential position. A weekly stipend is included along with use of the school’s natural setting and facilities during personal time.

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Qualifications: Individuals pursuing careers in the areas of education, recreation, and other related work are encouraged to apply. Experience working with and relating to children and people of all ages is extremely beneficial. We are seeking motivated, energetic individuals with creativity, commitment and a passion for the outdoors.

About Echo Hill Outdoor School

Echo Hill Outdoor School’s mission is to provide students with positive experiences in the outdoors that are exciting, interesting, and fun. Through our programs, students learn more about the wonders of nature, the value of history, and the diversity of individual qualities. We are dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for students to feel challenged and successful with the freedom to think, question, and express themselves.

DEI Statement: Echo Hill Outdoor School supports an environment that values the dignity and worth of all individuals. Our focus is on empowering the individual and developing empathy and respect for ourselves, for others and for the natural environment. We recognize how differences shape how we experience the world and the watershed—and how we access resources and the environment.

Application Instructions

Applications are welcome year round. Primary starting dates are in March, June and late August. To Apply: If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience, please send cover letter and resume to: Sara Vogel, Internship Coordinator Betsy Z. McCown, Associate Director [email protected] Echo Hill Outdoor School 13655 Bloomingneck Road Worton, Maryland 21678 (410)-348-5880 www.ehos.org

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