Internships

Feet on the Earth Programs is currently seeking interns for our fall programs.

  • Are you passionate about connecting people to nature?
  • Do you love working with kids? (Or think you could love it?)
  • Do you want to deepen your connection with nature?
  • Do you want to improve your skills as a mentor?
  • WE WANT YOU!
 
To Apply:

Send a resume and letter of interest that tells us about who you are, your background and experience, and why you want to work with us to info@feetontheearth.org or
Feet on the Earth Programs
PO Box 18302
Boulder, CO 80308.

 
What you get:

Staring a Fire

  • Hands-on experience learning and teaching earth-living skills and applying the 8 ShieldsCultural Mentoring model.
  • Direct experience working with children and/or adolescents in nature.
  • Applied knowledge about building community and creating nature-based rites of passage.
  • An understanding of children’s development and the unique developmental needs of girls and boys as they enter adolescence.
  • Mentoring on your path from experienced deep nature connection mentors.
  • Priority when we are hiring new instructors (based on experience). We prefer to hire people who train and work with us!
  • Tons of fun!
  • An awesome learning community.
  • An opportunity to live in an extraordinarily beautiful place, in the foothills of the Central Rocky Mountains, surrounded by an abundance of wild places and diverse ecosystems.
 
The commitment:
  • Be available for at least one full week of camp. Yes, you can intern for more than one camp – we recommend it!
  • Camps run Monday-Friday, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, in June and/or July. Staff meet from approximately 8:30 am – 4:30 pm most days.
  • Participate in our staff training on May 31 and June 1.
  • Be willing to grow, receive feedback and have a lot of fun.
 
Requirements:

Show and Tell

  • Comfortable being in nature in all weather conditions (or a willingness to get there) and appropriate clothing for doing so.
  • Enjoy working with children.
  • Some experience with, knowledge of, and interest in earth-living skills and/or Coyote Mentoring.
  • Ability to pass a basic background check.
  • First aid training – not required, but strongly recommended.

Stipends are available for those with previous childcare experience and current First Aid, CPR and Standard Precautions certifications. (We can help you get certified.)

Materials, supplies and tools for working on projects during programs are provided, plus we will extend to you any discounts on resources and equipment available to us.

Housing and other compensation (food, travel, etc.) are not provided, but we will help you network within the community to find a place to live and work opportunities.