Company Description

Founded in 1983 PPS is unique in the Adventure Industry. With experience on all 7 continents and over 125 of programs per year the range is broader then most other organizations. We serve a consistent and expanding client base with diverse products, creating a community of Adventure. It is a family run business where connection to the people we serve and the areas we service is very important. Please see the website at for more information.

Intern Job Description

Interns assist in the delivery and planning of experiential education programs while gaining hands-on training in outdoor and adventure education, and wilderness leadership. Interns with PPS learn and develop skills in areas related to all areas of operations of the organization. This includes planning and delivering field programs, development of outdoor skills, program evaluation, administrative responsibilities, food planning, logistics planning and development of learning programs and curriculum. Interns work closely with field staff to develop and implement goals and objectives for each program.

Intern Responsibilities

Responsibilities include assisting in all aspects or planning and leading outdoor expeditions of a few days to one week in length, group management, curriculum and lesson plan development and implementation, course logistics & administrative work, and field risk management.

Intern Qualifications

Twenty-one years of age or older. Experience in experiential or outdoor education. High-school diploma; college-level coursework in environmental education, outdoor education, or adventure education preferred. Significant personal experience and comfort living in the outdoors. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Organizational and computer skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in groups, including with children and adults in an outdoor setting. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Mature, highly motivated individuals capable of working independently who are interested in learning and experience in a very broad range of skills only. You are not likely to find a more diverse program to work for.

Intern Salary and Benefits

$50.00 per week living allowance. Room and board while on course. Housing and limited food throughout internship as part of the internship. Staff training and development opportunities.

Internship Availability

We accept applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall internship terms. Only one intern per season is accepted.

Intern Application Process

To apply, please submit a full cover letter, current resume, backcountry resume, copies of wilderness medicine training certificates, with three completed references. Email all information to