In this 10 month position, Fellows are expected to reside at UWC-USA and become a part of the community. Fellows will gain experience supporting the student life programming offered through the wilderness department and residential life. Fellows will split their time between leading students in the field, administrative tasks, and preparing trip logistics. Fellows will gain experience working directly with the expeditionary learning co-directors in trip leading and teaching. In addition, Fellows will support student life through weekend programming, evening dorm duties, and overall positive interactions with students.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


A current WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification and CPR/AED certification. Time off to acquire one can be given.
Fluency with Leave No Trace principles and a strong wilderness preservation ethic.
Experience traveling in the backcountry, including at elevations above 10,000 feet, and on trips of at least 5 days.
Strong interest in working at a residential school setting.
Experience or desire to work with diverse student population.

Preferred Skills:

Current driver's license and 23 years of age to be eligible to drive.
Experience with rock climbing and climbing wall management.
Experience biking and mountain biking.

About United World College

UWC-USA is one of 18 United World College (UWC) campuses located on five continents. A two-year residential school, UWC-USA serves students age 16-19 who typically represent more than 85 different countries. They participate in a unique program that combines academic challenge with an experiential, hands-on approach to learning. We are seeking instructors who represent our diverse student body and strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented communities in the outdoors. As a program we welcome individuals from every nation, racial and ethnic group, socioeconomic and political background. Our effectiveness as a program is based on building community in the wilderness that embodies diversity in all its forms.

Application Instructions

The Fellowship provides a $1500/month stipend plus room and board. Fellowship dates are August 1st- May 31st with time off for Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Dates are negotiable. Applications should include a detailed resume and a statement of interest that elaborates on experience or desire to work with diverse student populations and gain experience in pre-trip administrative support and leading novices in the backcountry.