Inner Quest, Inc., a leader in outdoor adventure programming, is seeking motivated individuals to join our full-time team as an Outdoor Education Instructor Intern. This is an exciting opportunity to work and have fun in an outdoor setting while teaching adventure activities, team development, problem-solving and communication skills to youth and adults.
To provide the applicant with training and full time work experience to develop knowledge and skills to effectively teach and facilitate small groups.
To provide the applicant with the opportunity to determine their suitability for a career in experiential education.
To provide the applicant with continuing employment opportunities at the end of the program, pending evaluation.
Applicants should have an intense desire to learn, work hard, have fun, and develop into a professional member of the Inner Quest team.
Minimum 18 years of age.
Current First Aid, CPR, and/or Lifeguarding certification preferred.
Applicants who have or are pursuing a college degree are preferred.
Experience in challenge course, rock climbing, canoeing and other outdoor activities is desirable, but not necessary.
The primary prerequisites are maturity, sound judgment, interest, and stamina.
Programming occurs at multiple activity sites around the Northern Virginia area with some programs in Maryland and West Virginia.
Applicants should be available from mid-August through November and are responsible for providing their own transportation and housing.
Inner Quest, Inc., is an experiential education organization working with more than 250 institutions a year. We encourage holistic growth by designing challenging adventures for individuals and groups of every age. We facilitate a wide variety of exhilarating activities including challenge course, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, and expeditions! Inner Quest adventures build teams, strengthen communication, deepen interpersonal responsibility, compassion, and heighten sensitivity to the natural environment. Thousands of people have experienced the benefits of Inner Quest’s unique adaptive programming: schools, colleges and universities, corporations, scouts, churches, interest groups and special populations. Inner Quest is conveniently located just outside of the Washington, D.C. area, with easy access to world-class paddling, biking, climbing, and hiking in a setting rich with history.