Splore’s Moab Program offers one to five day whitewater rafting trips for people with disabilities or disadvantages and their families.
Interns will not only be given training as whitewater river guides but will also learn the intricacies of running a non-profit adventure program. Interns will begin their summer learning about the logistics of putting on a river trip. Their days will mainly be spent planning menus, packing food /equipment, assisting with cleanup and setting up trip paperwork. Once these skills have been mastered they will have the opportunity to learn more about the river corridors that Splore runs, and field operations, while acting as crew on trips. This will be the time when interns are able to get more experience raft guiding and leading groups. The culmination of the internship will be when the intern has gained the experience necessary to acquire their Utah Crew License and run people down the river as a full-fledged river guide.
This internship is perfect for a student who is interested in a career in outdoor adventure operations and management.
- Lead paddle and oar rig crews through class II-III rapids on sections of the Green and Colorado rivers.
- Lead participants in games and other activities throughout the duration of their trip.
- Lead instructional talks regarding safety and leave no trace camping techniques.
- Cook amazingly tasty meals while on the river.
- Assist guides and trip leaders with packing and cleaning of river and camping equipment.
- Organize, maintain and repair equipment as necessary.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the equipment necessary to provide top-notch rafting and camping experiences.
- Maintain Splore vehicles.
- Assist in food purchasing and packing.
- Assist Program Manager and Operations Manager with trip planning and shuttle logistics.
- Assist in the upkeep of the Splore house and boathouse.
- General landscaping.
- Minor repair projects.
- Must currently be enrolled in a Recreation, Leadership or similar program at a university or college.
- Must be able to start no later than May 15th, 2017 (move in 13th or 14th).
- Current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder (through WMI, WMA, or SOLO) and CPR certifications.
- Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
- Willingness to obtain a Utah State River Crew License after hire (you pay $50).
- Willingness to obtain a Utah Food Handlers certification (you pay $30)
- 21 years of age or older, 25+ preferred.
- Able to work flexible, and often long hours in temperatures that regularly exceed 100 degrees.
- Able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 75 lbs. daily.
- Desire to work with people with disabilities (prior experience is helpful, but not required).
- Outgoing personality and ability to have fun with a diverse group of people.
- Exceptional team player.
- Willingness to work on both program based and office based projects.
- Excellent communication, facilitation, and people skills.
- Experience: Interns will gain valuable experience working as an outdoor professional, and working with people of all abilities.
- Training: Interns will have the opportunity to take part in 3 weeks of training which includes river guiding, disability awareness, and risk management.
- Stipend: Interns are paid $500 per month.
- Housing and Partial Board: Housing is provided. Some food will be provided.
- Fun: Moab, Utah is a world renowned location for outdoor recreation. Sandwiched between Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, Moab offers a ton of rock climbing, hiking, boating, and biking right outside your door!
TO APPLY: Please fill out our employment application here.
Interviews will be conducted via Skype.