Outdoor & Environmental Educator Internship Portland
This paid internship immerses you in Trackers Earth's unique method of teaching outdoor leadership and wilderness skills. You become a mentor in a community helping youth develop an in-depth connection to nature. Through this internship and training program you join the Trackers Village as we learn about and live skills of land and community.
My experience has pushed me and challenged me to grow in new and often frustrating and exhilarating ways. What appealed to me about Trackers versus other programs was the depth and diversity of skills taught to all ages. They offer everything from wilderness survival and homesteading to magic camp, and forest ninja, and they teach it all to five year olds as well as to 95 year olds. -Jenni Bradley, Environmental Educator Training Student
Mentors of authentic skills
Cultivating a deep connection to nature through authentic outdoor skills is often lost in modern environmental education. We seek to change that. Our Program Mentors help you develop the foundations to expand your outdoor experience in arts both ancient and timeless. They also engage you in a College of Fellowship where together we explore best practices for sharing those skills with students of all ages.
Create a Village
Our methods of community building and education support the diverse passions that comprise a truly engaging and intelligent learning community. This depth of experience and service is integral to our camps, adult programs and your role with us as a student of environmental education. At Trackers we seek to recreate a village of mentorship and sustainability. Through our Environmental Educator Training Program you become ambassador for a world that needs to exist.
Important This is an application based learning program. Only the best fits are selected. Environmental education must be a genuine career goal.
Outdoor Educator Training Program
Work Study Compensation: Oregon Minimum Wage; Must be able to commit to 8-11 weeks of summer employment. Could include scholarship to Trackers adult programs during the school year.
Am I guaranteed 10-weeks of work? For the most part yes, with the rare exception of individual not meeting the professional standards of the job. You get a paycheck at full wage for this program and thus are a full employee of Trackers with all the professional expectations that come with this.
Do I automatically get the job? What are you looking for? No. This jobs program has an application process just like any job or work study program. We’re looking for people enthusiastic about becoming awesome outdoor educators who serve their community and a greater connection to nature. We also need individuals who are able to represent Trackers in a thoughtful, caring, and compassionate way.