Outdoor Education Intern

Echo Hill Outdoor School

About the organization

Echo Hill Outdoor School (EHOS), located on Maryland's Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, has successfully provided over forty-five years of residential and recreational learning experiences. Programs are designed to introduce and acclimate participants to the outdoors and foster respect for and awareness of themselves, each other and their environment. Course areas include: Watershed Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding ecosystems, group and individual development on our low and high element challenge course, and exploration of history and the human environment in the Chesapeake Bay region. The program is flexible and committed to custom designing programs so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students/ participants, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools, as well as college students and adults of all ages.

Duties

Intern 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.

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.

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

Salary

Stipend is provided as well as staff housing and meals.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applications are welcome year round. Primary starting dates are March and late August.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding experience, please send cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and two telephone reference contacts.

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