College Internships

College Internships


If you think you might like to pursue a career in outdoor nature education or the non-profit field, a Durango Nature Studies College Internship can offer you a unique opportunity to gain skills you may use in your future career.  Our internship program provides elligable hours for many college majors, including Adventure Education, Education, Sociology, and Environmental Studies.  Check with your professors about working with Durango Nature Studies to complete your hours.

Our internships allows students to choose between various teaching programs that range in hours and skills. An internship training is mandatory for all participants in the program.  All interested students must read the Internship Descriptions below and fill out an application. Interns for various positions will be chosen after an interview with DNS staff.

In addition to internships during the school year, we hire up to 4 college interns as instructors for our popular summer camp.  These interns will work as an assistant instructor for 5 weeks of camp, as well as attend a mandatory 1-day training.  Summer interns will also receive a $100 a week stipend.

Internship Descriptions and Hours

Internship Application

Submit Application to Education Director, Andrea McAlpin, at  Or call her with questions at 970-769-9377.

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