ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION Adventures Without Limits (AWL) is a small non-profit with a big mission! Our team is passionate about providing opportunity and adventure to all people, regardless of ability level, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, or age. AWL adventures are inclusive, adaptive, and community-oriented! We believe that everyone should have access to the mental, physical, and social benefits of time spent outdoors. Our programs aim to inspire personal growth, instill confidence, develop peer relationships, and enhance awareness of the natural environment through whitewater rafting, flatwater kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, backpacking, climbing, and camping trips. Our community is wide and diverse; we work with individuals with disabilities, seniors, youth, school groups, people experiencing poverty, nonprofit partners, and corporate groups alike from Forest Grove and the greater Portland Metro area. At AWL, we value an inclusive atmosphere that encourages shared growth and learning among both staff and participants.
Adventure Program Interns will work alongside AWL guides and staff to deliver safe, instructional outdoor recreation trips to a range of diverse participants including but not limited to: individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, school groups, seniors, corporate groups, and more. Trips include outdoor recreation activities such as whitewater rafting, flatwater kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and camping. A typical summer intern’s weekly schedule usually involves three or four days on trips and one day in the office or working in the gear warehouse. Applicants should be available to work weekends and/or overnight trips as needed. Interns often have the autonomy to identify objectives they hope to achieve along the way. Oftentimes interns will have the ability to lead and instruct groups, learn from experienced guides, and receive professional development, experience, and networking opportunities in the outdoor industry and adaptive recreation community. The most successful applicants have had a strong connection to our mission and a passion for sharing outdoor recreation with underserved communities. They are ambitious, adaptable, and able to learn independently and contribute meaningfully.
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Diversity, inclusion, and authenticity are core values at AWL. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and candidates living with a disability are highly encouraged to apply. No matter who you are, if providing accessible recreation makes you giddy, we want to hear from you!
IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR BRILLIANCE, YOU WILL RECEIVE:
HOW TO APPLY
Please email a resume, cover letter, and references to: [email protected], with “Adventure Program Intern Application” in the subject line.
Priority deadline: February 10th, 2024 by 11:59 pm PST
Interviews: February 2024
Offers: March 2024
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Adventures Without Limits is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values at AWL, and applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives are highly encouraged to apply. We are prepared to provide an interpreter for the interview process. Additional arrangements may be arranged as needed.
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