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Internships

Come join us for the best summer of your life. It’s the most fun and rewarding job you’ll ever have. Seriously. We promise.

Internship Opportunities

We have opportunities for summer positions and semester positions from 10 hours/week to full-time. We have intern opportunities for every level of experience – whether you’ve been outside your whole life or are just learning to enjoy the outdoors. 

Summer Internships

Applications for 2017 Summer Internships are officially open and will close March 1, 2017 but positions may fill before then. 

We recommend applying as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please read the description below and you can reach out to maryneel@goattrips.org. Summer positions are full-time and include 2.5 weeks of training at the start of the summer.



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Summer Photo/Video Intern

We do a lot of really cool, really fun activities during the summer and we’re always looking for creative people to help us capture it.

If you’re interested in spending the summer shooting stories, flying drones, putting GoPro’s on everything and capturing some of the most fun outdoor activities in the most beautiful scenery in the Southeast – we would love to talk.



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Semester Internships

Interested in learning more about our discipleship based, outdoor ministry? We offer a variety of semester-long internship opportunities and can provide school credit where needed. 

Fall and Spring Internships can vary in hours per week. Internships are available in the following focuses, as well as independent studies: Administrative, Marketing, Photo/video, Communications, Non-profit management, Social Entrepreneurship, Christian Ministry/Education

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Summer Internships

Our summer internships are the most fun you can have. They’re crucial to what we do at GOAT. You’ll spend the best 10 weeks of your life getting to know your intern class like family and serving at-risk kids through the outdoors. You’ll have ups, and you’ll have downs and you’ll love it all. You don’t have to be a pro at outdoor activities.

Summer Internship Description

The focus of this internship is not just outdoor adventures.

The focus of this internship is working with at-risk youth.

If your primary goal is leading outdoor trips, this may not be the internship for you – if your primary goal is changing the world and outdoor trips are a bonus, you’re in the right place.

Our summer guiding internships are full-time, hands on work with at-risk youth in an outdoor environment. You’ll be helping lead rock climbing, whitewater rafting, stand-up paddleboarding, and mountain biking trips as well as working with students at our indoor rock climbing facility.

Every summer intern will guide four to five trips per week, which includes indoor and outdoor rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, and backpacking trips. Interns will also be responsible for taking care of gear, preparing food, transportation, guiding trips, and teaching various Bible lessons. All interns will definitely be responsible for building relationships with the youth on our trips. Outside of fieldwork interns will also have responsibilities around the office. These responsibilities may include trip photograph organization, cleaning and maintaining office building and climbing gym, administrative assistance, and writing stories from unique experiences on trips.

Interns are required to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to love kids. All interns will be trained in WFA/CPR, and rafting, climbing, backpacking and mountain biking guide training by GOAT staff- although prior experience in any of these areas is preferred. This position requires being physically and emotionally fit to work with all risk levels of elementary, middle and high school students and the ability to deal with and manage emergencies. The intern should be a self-starter who has the passion and ability to work diligently towards accomplishing the mission of GOAT alongside other team members. The internship requires a 40 hour per week commitment from May 17 – August 5 of 2017, which includes the required hours in May for guide training.

Details and application

Location: Greenville, SC

Positions Available: 6

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Dates of internship: May 17-August 5

Time Commitment: 40 hours per week, 2.5 weeks of training and 9 weeks of trips

Work conditions: Office and field work

*Internships are a 1-year commitment with an optional second year

Compensation

First year

  • $50/week stipend
  • Ability to raise additional $2,000 support
  • Breakfast and lunch provided every day
  • Cool Staff shirts
  • Access to gear company pro deals
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certifications
  • Climbing gym membership

Second year

  • $250/week
  • All first year benefits


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