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About Outward Bound Wilderness

Outward Bound Wilderness—formerly the Outward Bound Voyageur School—provides challenging adventure/wilderness experiences for teenagers and adults, teaching participants to be self-reliant and channel their inner strength to respond to challenges. Founded in Great Britain by educator Kurt Hahn in 1941, it is the largest educational adventure organization in the world. Outward Bound classes last from two days to two months, and stress environmental stewardship, experiential learning, group and solo survival, service and wilderness challenge.

Interns participate in most programs, learning how and why Outward Bound works, and developing the skills needed to be an Outward Bound instructor. Interns work with a senior staff trainer and a group for three weeks. During the courses, interns provide support functions such as driving, logistics, maintenance, rock climbing and ropes courses. After training, interns become instructors, working with classes of students and adults on outdoor activities designed to teach cooperation and individual growth through team activities.


Applicants must be over 21, with either teaching or outdoor education experience. Flexibility and sense of humor are a must!

Outward Bound Wilderness

Outward Bound Wilderness
Attn: Human Resources
910 Jackson Street
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (866) 204-9326


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Boise, ID
Denver, CO
Helena, MT
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles, CA
Montgomery, AL
Portland, ME
Portland, OR
Saint Paul, MN
Salt Lake City, UT
Seattle, WA
Tallahassee, FL