Are you passionate about working with youth? Open to learning how to facilitate a challenge course program?
Apprentices gain a comprehensive, entry-level understanding of outdoor education instruction and how to teach utilizing our Challenge Course. The program serves people of color and members of communities not historically represented in the outdoor education field.
For 12 weeks, you will have hands-on training working directly with students (with supervision) on our Challenge Course. Upon completion of the Apprenticeship Program, you will be prepared to promote to an Instructor level position (upon proficiency of required skills) and will receive $350 to put toward a Wilderness First Aid course.
Compensation & Schedule
Internship tentatively starts late April through mid August, with an expectation of ~22 work days/month
Monthly flat $1,200 reimbursement for living expenses
Room and board provided while on contract
Pro Deal, the opportunity to purchase outdoor gear at discounted rates
Professional development throughout the season
Opportunity to participate in additional staff trainings and expeditions, as experience and availability allows
Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free of charge for staff, interns, and family members
First Aid & CPR/AED (must meet EMSA requirements for childcare providers [i.e. requires an in-person assessment]; if needed, check compliance with [email protected])
About Outward Bound California
Outward Bound California (OBCA) is a non-profit that uses challenging experiences in outdoor settings to create social-emotional learning opportunities for our students. We offer a wide range of programs, from 1-day experiences on our San Francisco Challenge Course to multi-day rock climbing and backpacking courses in the High Sierra and Joshua Tree. We work with students aged 12+, including adults. OBCA is committed to increasing access for those that have traditionally been excluded from outdoor spaces. We do this, in part, through our 40+ community partnerships and by offering partial or full scholarships to over 2/3 of our students.