Internships & Employment

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Do you love working outside and being a steward of public lands?

These exciting opportunities to join our team will allow you to work in some of Southern Colorado and the Pikes Peak Region’s most outstanding natural areas, as well as lead community volunteers, youth corps crews, and students in completing a variety of trail and restoration projects!

Currently, we have positions open for Field Instructors and Field Coordinators. Please read through each position description below prior to applying!

Field Instructor

The Field Instructor (FI) works under the supervision of RMFI Program Managers and in close coordination with RMFI Field Coordinators. The FI aids in the planning and implementation of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The FI assists program staff in the on-the-ground management of field programs and completion of trail and restoration projects. Primary duties include completing objectives for single and multi-day field projects; instructing volunteers (including school-age children) in trail and restoration techniques; assisting with the oversight of tool, equipment, and food logistics in the field; and assisting with the maintenance of project work logs, equipment and registration logs, and photo documentation. The FI works with fellow Field Instructors, Field Coordinators, and other RMFI program staff to ensure quality work standards, the highest degree of safety, and an enjoyable experience for all RMFI program participants.

Read the entire description here!

Field Coordinator

The Field Coordinator (FC), under the direction of the Program Managers, aids in the planning, administration, and management of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The FC has additional leadership responsibilities compared to the FI position. The FC serves as a lead field instructor responsible for on-the-ground management of field programs, and supervises and instructs seasonal staff, interns, conservation crews, and volunteers in trail and restoration projects throughout Southern Colorado. Primary duties include planning and managing single and multi-day field projects; instructing staff, interns, volunteers, and youth conservation corps crews in trail and restoration techniques; overseeing tool, equipment, and food logistics; maintaining RMFI’s warehouse and vehicles; maintaining project work logs, photo logs and other documentation; and other duties as assigned. The FC may also be tasked with supervising students enrolled in RMFI’s Earth Corps Field Studies Program. The program is an 18-day intensive field studies program during which college undergraduates will live, work, and learn in the incredible backcountry classroom of Colorado’s great outdoors. The FC ensures quality work standards, the highest degree of safety, and an enjoyable experience for all RMFI participants.

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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.