Trails 2000

Based in Durango, Colorado, Trails 2000 is a 501c3 organization that builds and maintains trails; educates trail users and encourages connectivity on road, path and trail.
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Application Closed: Durango Trails 2000 Intern

February 9, 2017

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to join a leading nonprofit organization in the outdoor industry? Do you want to make a significant positive impact on the community? Are you passionate about the outdoors?

Durango Trails 2000 — local nonprofit trails organization in Durango, Colorado — is hiring for a part-time Trails Intern. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and have experience in trail maintenance and construction. Working with and reporting to the Trail Crew Lead, the right person will also have a keen understanding of the importance of interacting with volunteers, the public, and land managers and their role as an ambassador on and off the trail.

This rigorous, paid, 15 week, career-building internship offers an outstanding opportunity to learn from professionals in the field, develop skills, and gain networking contacts—all while living and working in and around Durango. Interns will receive trail construction and maintenance training, gain supervisory experience, and build network relationships that they will use for the rest of their careers. During their 15 weeks, the intern will learn the methods used by natural resource professionals and community planners.

Opportunity to:

  • Work for a leading nonprofit doing meaningful work in a beautiful area
  • Develop individualized education objectives that relate to your career goals
  • Assist with planning, construction and maintenance on trails
  • Gain supervisory experience working with volunteers, students, and other groups
  • Gain experience working with land managers across disciplines
  • Create planning maps for future trail alignment proposals and map trail maintenance areas
  • Work with TrailKids Educator as needed
  • Assist with Trail Reporter Program and update trail conditions report for the public
  • Learn to safely use and maintain a variety of specialized hand and power tools

For full job description, click here.

The application is now closed. Thank you.

©2018 Trails 2000 • PO Box 3868 • Durango, CO 81301 • 970-259-4682


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