We hire summer counselor positions that are primarily paid internships and possibly a lead counselor position for our award winning Junior Naturalist Field Camp. To apply, please download the attached application and email it to one of our program coordinators
One of them will contact you to follow up on your interest and the openings we have available
Download Summer Camp Application
If you think you might like to pursue a career in outdoor nature education or the non-profit field, a Durango Nature Studies Internship can offer you a unique opportunity to gain skills you may use in your future career.
Our internship program allows interns to choose between various programs that range in hours and skills. All interested interns must read the Internship Descriptions below and fill out an application. Interns for various positions will be chosen after an interview with DNS staff. We will hire one full-time intern each season that will receive a stipend. Internships are a good opportunity for college students to receive credit hours toward their field of study.
We occasionally hire contract educators. However, most of our contractors are hired through our extensive volunteer pool. Going through our volunteer training program is a great way to get hired, regardless of your experience level.
Do you have special knowledge you would like to share with our community? Call us today about becoming a Workshop Naturalist. Workshops can include special topic hikes, seminars, or lectures. Usually a workshop leaders' time is donated, however we are willing to talk about compensation depending on the workshop.