Intern Position - Lasting Adventures

Lasting Adventures Internship Program 2015
Lasting Adventures, Inc., the leader in adventure based programming in the Yosemite backcountry
is recruiting two Interns for the 2015 season. Lasting Adventures has grown rapidly the past few
years and now, in addition to running one of the, “best backpacking programs in the West”
(Outside Magazine, April 2014); Lasting Adventures also operates one of the premier Guide
Services within Yosemite National Park.
The Lasting Adventures Internship Program is designed to provide current and aspiring outdoor leaders with a greater
understanding of the Lasting Adventures philosophy and operations, while developing technical, interpersonal, risk
management, and educational skills. Interns will support all aspects of our growing non-profit while contributing to the
general logistical support of our programs.
The Internship Program will be a 5-month position running May through September 2015. (Shorter time periods may be
considered.) During this time period, interns primary responsibility will be as a Logistical Support Intern where he/she
will help with food and gear planning, packing, resupply, pack out, de-issue, driving, gear-care and maintenance, and
general prep-room support at our Guide House in Groveland, CA. Interns will also gain experience as a Field Intern
where he/she will be part of our instructional team on our youth adventure programs or as an assistant on our Guide
Service backpacking and/or day trips in Yosemite.
Interns will be included in our Guide Trainings that occur in either May or
June. They will be considered members of our staff. Additional training and
skills development will occur intermediately throughout the summer to
support professional development. Compensation includes boarding at our
guide house throughout May-September, meals while on trips, and a
stipend of at least $400 per month for the summer season (MaySeptember). Interns also receive access to mentorship from experienced
staff and pro deal benefits.
After or during the internship, promotions and future positions with Lasting
Adventures can occur. Many current guide staff began as Junior Guides
and/or Interns.
Preferred Criteria:
 18 years or older, 21 years is preferred
 Clean driving record and a reliable car.
 Solid communication and leadership skills.
 Strong organizational skills
 Backpacking experience
 Wilderness First Aid (First Responder preferred) and CPR certified
or planning to complete by May 2015.
Ready to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Scott Gehrman by email at [email protected] or by fax at 800513-8651. Mail to: Lasting Adventures PO Box 1078. Groveland, CA. 95321.
Apply by March 31, 2015.
For more information visit us online at
Email Scott at [email protected] or call 800-513-8651.