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We offer Internships for SUMMER, FALL, SPRING, or one full academic year.

UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS is located amid the beautiful rolling Ozark & Ouachita Mountains in Northwestern Arkansas, near the Buffalo, Piney, Mulberry & Arkansas Rivers. Within an hour drive are over 20 public recreation areas, 7 wildlife management areas, 5 state parks, our country’s first National Wild and Scenic River and the 218- mile Ozark Highlands thru-hiking trail.

OZARKS OUTDOORS is our campus center for outdoor education and recreation center servicing students, staff, faculty & Northwestern Arkansas communities. We offer outdoor and environmental classes, degrees, training and adventures as well as equipment rental and career services. Our mission is to provide adventure and leadership for our communities and earth.

Hiking, Camping & Backpacking
Bouldering, Climbing & Rappelling
Mountain Biking
Kayaking, Canoeing & Stand Up Paddle Boarding
ASHI Wilderness Medicine Training
ACA Swift Water Rescue Training
NASAR & FEMA Emergency Management
Environmental Conservation & Rehabilitation

WHAT MAKES OUR INTERNSHIP UNIQUE is the access you will have to everything!
WE’RE REMOTE. Imagine being surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes with single-track trail and stream access off the literal corner of campus.
WE MENTOR. The Director personally orients you to the program, gives you feed- back on your performance, and offers career counseling. Additionally, you will meet personally with a specialist in Fund Raising, Student Life, Business Affairs, Web Design, Communications, Public Relations and Presidential Staff.
WE’RE YOUNG. The 2013-14 academic year is our 3rd official year of programming. You will gain the experience of having 2 successful programming years as well as a ground-up view of how to found then further develop a new program.
WE COLLABORATE both nationally and regionally, giving you ample opportunity to network with the Arkansas Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, National Forest Service, Johnson County Office of Emergency Management and others.


OUTDOOR PROGRAMMING INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES include assisting the Director in managing the overall program. Specific program areas Outdoor Programming Intern will engage include...
BUILDING SUPERVISOR of Ozarks Outdoors' BaseCamp;
RENTAL PROGRAM of outdoor recreational equipment available to campus & community;
TECHNICAL CLINICS conducted on- and off- campus for audiences of various skill levels;
TEACHING ASSISTANT supporting courses & students in Outdoor & Community Leadership;
...as well as Event Planning & Logistics, Public Relations, Staff Training & Development.

COMPENSATION for working 30 hours per week—in addition to documentable work experience, networking opportunities and professional references—will be...
HOUSING in the program BaseCamp cabin, which is equipped with private bunkroom and shared kitchenette, bathroom, common room with television and Wi-Fi.
FOOD, during normal operating hours, through the campus dining hall operated by award-winning Aramark food services, most dietary needs accommodated.
Within this university outdoor education and recreation context, interns will also gain experience in:

* Entry-Level Program Management
* Event Planning
* Supervising & Coordinating Events
* Rental Operations
* Public Relations
* Education & Outreach
* Fundraising & Development
* Online Marketing & Communications


INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS for eligibility as an intern include your…
* Being at least 20 Years of Age
* Possessing a Valid Driver’s License
* Cumulative 3.0 GPA or Better in Recreation Management, Environmental Science/Studies or Relevant Degree
* Having Completed Lower-Level Coursework & Half Upper-Level Coursework
* Ability to Work Flexible, Unpredictable Hours
* Ability to Carry Heavy Objects Weighing up to 75 Pounds
* Excellent Writing, Communication & Interpersonal Skills
* A current 70-hour Wilderness First Responder Certification is helpful but not required.
* The intern is required to live at Ozarks Outdoors’ BaseCamp as a part of their supervisory responsibilities.

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