Intern Position

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Seasonal, 10-12 week internships, now hiring for spring, summer, and fall of 2019.
  • Description: The CFI Intern in Moab, UT will get exposure to a wide range of CFI's adult and student field study programs in canyon country around Moab. Programs take place at our Professor Valley Field Camp, and in National Parks, on BLM land, State land, and Forest Service land. Interns are provided free housing - bunkhouse in town, or wall tent at field camp.
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Apprentice Naturalist Guide

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Seasonal
  • Note: Apprenticeship offered early March through May. Conditional employment as a First-Year Naturalist Guide continues through the end of October.
  • Description: This Apprentice Naturalist Guide training program is for outdoor educators to begin their career of connecting people to, and fostering care for, the natural environment, with a focus on the Colorado Plateau. Based in the canyon country near Moab, Utah, the spring apprenticeship is twelve weeks long and includes training in Colorado Plateau geography and ecology, trip and outfitting logistics, vehicle (van, 4wd, and trailer handling), basic river running skills, camp cooking, risk management, and equipment maintenance. Housing, living stipend, and meals while in the field are provided during this period. The initial focus is on teaching school and youth groups at our Professor Valley Field Camp and developing river running skills. At the completion of the apprenticeship, applicants may become full time Naturalist Guides and earn a monthly salary through the remainder of the field season at the end of October. Alternatively, successful graduates of the apprenticeship may choose to work as a guest guide on an hourly basis. Apprentices will earn Utah River Guide Crew licenses and Food Handler's certificates at CFI expense. Summer work includes river trips and summer youth programs in nearby mountains and adult/family trips on public lands; fall season brings a return to Professor Valley Field Camp.
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