Work for Leave No Trace

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics offers several opportunities for professional development and career advancement through internships, job opportunities and volunteer work. Internships with the Center are a great way for current students or recent graduates to gain valuable experience in the outdoor recreation and education field. The Center seeks interns with a variety of educational and work-related experience. See below more information about internships, as well as current job opportunities.



Typically our internships follow the seasons, but there is great latitude allowed to accommodate school, work and travel schedules. Please contact us directly at if you have specific questions. In general, applications are due 2 months prior to your ideal start date. Keep in mind that the internships are granted through a competitive process, and must be matched with our internal needs.

Typical Internship Cycle

  • January 1 start date, November 1 application deadline
  • April 1 start date, February 1 application deadline
  • July 1 start date, May 1 application deadline
  • October 1 start date, August 1 application deadline

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Internships are designed to give interns an opportunity to work on a variety of different projects and gain valuable experience in a number of areas, including:

  • Education and Training
  • General Outreach
  • Communications and Social Media
  • Development/Fund Raising
  • Membership/Partnership Programs
  • Database Management

If you are interested in an internship, please submit the online application and have two references complete the online reference forms.

Please apply to the deadline closest to your intended start date. If you have any questions, contact: Additional considerations:

  • Internships with the Center are unpaid.
  • Internships are typically 3-6 months.
  • Length of internship and daily hours are negotiable.
  • Internships are only available in Boulder, Colorado.
  • The Center is unable to provide housing.
  • The Center is an equal opportunity employer.