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American Hiking Society is currently seeking a Programs Intern for Spring 2022 (mid-January–May). The Programs Intern will work approximately 8-10 hours per week with a flexible schedule to work around classes; Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is a remote position. Stipend: $20/hr. or arrangements can be made with educational institutions for course credit or work/study.

AMERICAN HIKING SOCIETY

American Hiking Society, a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 1976, is the only national nonprofit serving the hiking community.  Our mission is “Empowering ALL to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience.”  We achieve our mission through grassroots and grasstops advocacy and volunteer programming; and we envision a world where everyone feels welcome in the American hiking community and has permanent access to meaningful hiking, including urban, frontcountry, and backcountry opportunities.  Our volunteer programs include week-long trips based all over the country such as Alternative Break (for students) and Volunteer Vacations (all ages) for all trail service experience levels; and American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® (a national day of advocacy and trail service on the 1st Saturday in June, involving 1000+ events and more than 100,000 participants).  Our advocacy programs include the year-long NextGen Trail Leaders program (advocacy, stewardship, and professional development program for 18-40 year old rising leaders in the outdoors) and Hike the Hill®  (an annual advocacy event organized in collaboration with the Partnership for the National Trail System that brings together 150+ trail organizations and advocates to meet with elected officials and federal land manager leadership).   AHS is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all we do, internally and externally; and we are a collaborative, de-siloed team that values harnessing each other’s strengths and honoring work-life balance.

PROGRAMS INTERN POSITION SUMMARY

The Programs Intern provides general support to the Programs functions of the organization which includes supporting the planning and organization of Hike the Hill®, the annual advocacy week and for AHS volunteer programs to include Volunteer Vacations and Alternative Breaks. The Programs Intern reports to the Senior Director of Programs and Advocacy and will work closely with the Programs Manager. This is a remote position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafts communications for volunteer programs and Hike the Hill®
  • Provides logistical support for Hike the Hill® which may include assisting with the registration process, scheduling meetings, and assisting in various aspects of the virtual event
  • Assists Programs Manager in Volunteer Vacations and Alternative Breaks trip planning and volunteer recruitment
  • Provides logistical support for volunteer programs which may include database entry, creating rosters, track program statistics, etc.
  • Assist in National Trails Day® event outreach effort and research projects to expand event participation
  • Conducts small research projects
  • Other duties as assigned, including potential support for National Trails Day, non-profit development and fundraising, and light administrative tasks 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Genuine interest in the outdoors, conservation, and/or volunteer management
  • Interest in learning about the operations of non-profit organization programming
  • Commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion a must
  • Basic computer knowledge to include the Microsoft Office Suite and use of databases (or an ability to learn)
  • Tremendous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and also cohesively as part of a team


SALARY and BENEFITS

  • Non-negotiable stipend of $20/hr or arrangements can be made with educational institutions for course credit or work/study
  • Interns not expected to work holidays or organizational office closures
  • Flexible work hours within time ranges agreed by with Senior Director for Programs and Advocacy
  • Computer equipment can provided by American Hiking, if needed 
  • Strong culture of work-life balance and valuing mental and physical health of employees


TO APPLY

Send an email of interest and resume to [email protected] with “Programs Intern” and your first and last name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until Monday, January 3 or the position is filled. American Hiking Society is an equal opportunity employer. 


JOB TYPE: Intern; Temporary
HOURS: Maximum 10 hours per week, flexible schedule to work around classes; Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
STIPEND: Non-negotiable stipend of $20/hr or arrangements can be made with educational institutions for course credit or work/study.