Snow School Field Instructors

Are you interested in working with youth outside?

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Mt. Baker Snow School is an outdoor winter learning adventure for middle school students combining applied science education with snowshoe-powered exploration. While in the field at Mt. Baker Ski Area, students and their teachers engage in research and hands-on learning around the themes of weather, watersheds and climate. Instructors will support students as they become citizen scientists--collecting real-world data about watershed health through the lens of snowpack analysis, snow algae sampling, and snow/water equivalency. 

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

As a Mt. Baker Snow School instructor, you will...

  • Work directly with middle 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

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Mt. Baker Snow School 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 Snow School season.

Important Dates

Training:

    • January 12, 10AM-4PM in Bellingham (location TBD)
    • January 13, 8AM-5PM at the Mt. Baker Ski Area (field day)

Program Dates

All dates listed are Thursdays and Fridays

Application Deadline: November 21, 2018

To apply, email a Cover Letter, Resume and three References with current contact information to abby_sussman@ncascades.org.

Apply today!

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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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