Below is a list of recent internships by students in the adventure education program.
Exposure Alaska Expeditions
Sandra Townsend '12
Adams State College Adventure Programs
Derek Gavelis '11
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center
Ben Halay '11
Northern Idaho College
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Brian Bevacqua '10
As assistant program director, Brian directed youth camps, waterfront activities and worked on a variety of administrative tasks.
Adaptive Sports Center
Crested Butte, Col.
Scott Perkins '10
Acadia Mountain Guides
Kyle Pike '10
Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport
Lee Robinson '10
Class VI River Runners
Charles Watt '10
Fort Carson Outdoor Recreation
Colorado Springs, Col.
Casey Graham '09, Doug Johnson '08 & Kellen Sams '06 worked on marketing, advertising, risk management and served as a rock and raft guide/instructor for the military personnel.
Ft. Lewis College
Alex Scholtz '08 assisted with staff training, rental operations, inventorying equipment and trip leadership.
National Outdoor Leadership School
Aila Brennan '07, logistics and food rations coordinator
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
As program assistant director, Chris established policies and procedures for field instructors to employ while teaching various outdoor topics.
International Mountain Climbing School
North Conway, N.H.
Elliot Gaddy '05
Alaskan Mountain Guides
Brian Gillespie '05, outdoor climbing instructor on the Alaskan Range.
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing
Sjoerd Solleveld '05, backcountry instructor, taking young boys on 12- to 18-day backcountry excursions.
New Orleans Children's Hospital
New Orleans, La.
Liz Sullivan '05, therapeutic recreation intern
Green Lane Nature Center
Green Lane, Penn.
Jess Plum '04 developed programs for area school children and helped to organize the annual Scottish Festival.
Courtney Prybylski '04 led sea kayaking tours throughout the Puget Sound area.
The United States Forest Service
Green Mountain National Forest, Vt.
Jeff Vizoyan '04 worked on assorted trail and campground maintenance projects.
Finding an Internship
The academic internship experience required of Green Mountain College adventure education majors is the culmination of four years of professional preparation. The twelve-credit internship (REC 4053) requires a minimum of 10 weeks and 400 hours of practical experience. This must be a continuous experience at one agency only.
The faculty believe that the most important consideration is that the intern should be placed at a location that will provide a quality experience consistent with the student’s long-term professional goals. The final internship experience can be critical to career placement. The following are resources to help find and complete an internship: