SnowSchool Field Instructors

Mt. Baker SnowSchool Learning

Are you interested in working with youth outside?

Mt. Baker SnowSchool is an outdoor winter learning adventure for middle and high school students combining applied science education with snowshoe-powered exploration. While in the field, students and their teachers engage in research and hands-on learning around the themes of weather, watersheds and climate. While at the mountain, instructors will support students in collecting real-world data-gathering through the lens of snowpack analysis, snow algae sampling protocols, snow/water equivalency and watershed health.

Mt. Baker SnowSchool instructors consist of undergraduate interns, graduate students and community volunteers. Instructors work alongside snow scientists from the Northwest Avalanche Center and Western Washington University to engage participants in an exploration of the winter environment.

As a Mt. Baker SnowSchool instructor, you will...

• Work directly with middle and high school students 

• Teach students in a winter mountain environment at the Mt. Baker Ski Area

• Receive academic credit for internship hours

• Receive professional development and educational opportunities

• Be eligible for skiing and snowboarding benefits at the Mt. Baker Ski Area

Mt. Baker SnowSchool runs Thursdays and Fridays each week from 8am-4pm at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. Volunteers must be available for training on January 12 & 13 and a minimum of one consistent field day per week for the duration of the SnowSchool season.

Important Dates:

January 12, 2-8pm
 at the Mt. Baker Ski Area Office
January 13, 8am-5pm
 at the Mt. Baker Ski Area (field day)

Program Dates, Thursdays and Fridays:


To apply, email a Letter of Recommendation, Resume and three References with current contact information to .

Entry into the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a part-time, unpaid internship. Instructors are responsible for providing their own food, housing, health insurance and transportation (shuttle and carpooling possibly available). It is the responsibility of the intern to complete paperwork with their university to receive credit for the internship.

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