Internships & Employment

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RMFI is hiring for 2020! With a robust project docket lined up for next season, RMFI is hiring field positions to help achieve our project goals at sites like Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and Red Rock Canyon Open Space, among others. These positions are field-based, operating out of the RMFI office on the westside of Colorado Springs. RMFI's field staff work together as the Stewardship Crew to carry out trail and restoration objectives. Field staff may also supervise volunteers and youth corps crews. Most projects are day work, however some projects include an overnight camping component. These positions are perfect for people who enjoy manual labor and spending time outside, and are passionate about protecting public lands. 

Apply for Field Coordinator, Field Instructor, or High Alpine Field Instructor. Interviews are anticipated to begin in late January, with offers out in February. The 2020 field season will commence in late March. Please refer to the job postings linked below for more information and directions on how to apply. 

Field Coordinator

The Field Coordinator serves as lead field staff, responsible for on-the-ground management of field programs and conservation crews, supervising and instructing field staff, interns, and volunteers in trail and restoration projects throughout Southern Colorado. This position is best-suited for someone with extensive stewardship and management experience. Prior trail work experience is a must!

Field Instructor

The Field Instructor works under the supervision of RMFI Program Managers and RMFI Field Coordinators. The Field Instructor aids in the planning and implementation of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The Field Instructor assists program staff in the on-the-ground management of field programs and completion of trail and restoration projects. This position is best-suited for someone with experience spending time outside, doing manual labor, and working on teams or with volunteers. 

High Alpine Field Instructor

The High Alpine Field Instructor (HIFI) works under the supervision of RMFI Program Managers and RMFI Field Coordinators. The HIFI aids in the planning and implementation of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The HIFI will be a primary member of the field staff working the Kit Carson Peak-Challenger Point Trail Improvement Project. This position is best-suited for a candidate who has spent time on Colorado's highest peak, the 14'ers, or in other alpine environments. Prior stewardship experience, with a particular focus on rock work, is a must!

RMFI Environmental Leadership Internship

Are you a student who wants to gain valuable experience in the field of environmental conservation? The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) is looking for a few motivated students who are passionate about conserving natural public landscapes in the Southern Rocky Mountain Region through stewardship and education to join its team as Environmental Leadership Interns (ELI) in the upcoming field season.

The ELI works under the direction of the Program Managers and Field Coordinators as part of the RMFI field staff and will help coordinate RMFI’s community volunteer projects. Intern responsibilities include engaging volunteers in project tasks, assisting with the maintenance and care of tools and gear, and overseeing safety and project goals. This position will consist mostly of weekend fieldwork and is a great introduction to outdoor nonprofit operations.


The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or any other protected status as established by law.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws, RMFI is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities who, despite such disabilities, can perform their jobs with or without reasonable accommodation. RMFI will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation to employees and job applicants with known disabilities, to permit them to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.