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The work with Outward Bound takes heart and a desire to grow and learn.
Our internship is where you discover how to be your best self, enhance your skills dedicated to the student process, and live intentionally. The internship is based out of Odin Falls basecamp with typically 3 – 5 other Interns. The internship begins with trainings in early May and in June – August you experience shadowing, practicing, and coaching in different skills of our program. A training phase is one aspect of the internship that consists of attending training in interpersonal, educational, and outdoor skills, as well as, interning on a 15 – 21 day course. A support phase in which the Intern shadows and supports logistics and conducts a project to enhance the program that is overseen by administration. Typically the internships beings early May and ends late August.
Basecamp life is a time where you can enjoy the community and the recreation nearby. Typically there is 40 – 45 staff for each basecamp including instructors, administrators, course directors, and logistics coordinators. Staff can enjoy the amenities provided at base including; showers, wifi, and food. Amazing recreation opportunities are located near each basecamp. The Deschutes river runs through the Odin Falls Basecamp property with bouldering along its shores, while nearby staff enjoy the close proximity to Smith Rock, Three Sisters Wilderness, and the city of Bend.
All Interns are on their own track, some aspiring to become Assistant Instructors. Whatever the desire, NWOBS goal is to support the growth and enrichment of Interns. For those desiring to become Assistant Instructors, everyone progresses differently based on their competence and confidence. Becoming an Assistant Instructor does gain you benefits including, increase in days worked in the field, more training, a career track, and higher pay.
“The highlight of my season cannot be pinned down to one experience or event, looking at the whole summer and culture evolving and ever-changing, true to what we love. It has been full of adventure, friendship, and personal discovery.”