Job Opening: High School Camp Intern – Stream Ecology



 JOB TITLE:  Camp Intern for Stream Explorers Program @ Rockies Rock Summer Camp in Leadville, CO

CLASSIFICATION:  Contract, 9 hours/day, 7:15 am to 4:15 pm (transportation to Leadville Camp locations will provided from central location in Buena Vista, Salida, or Leadville)


2 weeks, 36 hours each = $720 total paid at end


July 30 – Aug. 2 and Aug. 5 – Aug 9

 FUNCTION OR PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:  GARNA seeks 2 high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors to serve as Camp Interns for Stream Explorers.  Camp Interns will encourage younger youth (Grades 4 – 7) who are participating in camp in investigating stream ecology utilizing the scientific method, fly tying and fishing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF INTERNSHIP:  Responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:  Help create a safe, positive, inclusive, and enthusiastic camp environment.   Be respectful of participants’ needs, interacting and engaging with each camper.  Help participants first, but also engage in daily camp activities oneself.   Help with set up and take down of activities.  Participate in reflections with staff at the end of each day.

Potential applications should be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior who is safety minded, flexible, responsible, and enthusiastic.   Youth interns do not need to have exceptional skills in the outdoors/fly fishing but should be interested in ecology and enjoy working with younger students.

 ABOUT GARNA: The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, GARNA, is a 501C3 non-profit organization, an EOE employer.  GARNA’s mission is to foster stewardship of resources in the greater Arkansas Valley through education, volunteerism, and experiences.  For more information, please visit

TRAVEL:  Transportation to camp locations will be provided from a central meeting location in Salida, Buena Vista, or Leadville.

CAREER TRACK:  This position is grant funded for the summer through the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and New Belgium Brewing.  Interns will be given an opportunity to apply to work with future field trips or internships.  GARNA and Trout Unlimited will also be happy to share further information about jobs with partners such as: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, US Forest Service, BLM, and supply recommendation letters to accompany a resume.

To Apply:  Please complete the application by Monday, July 16.

APPLICATION LINK –> Stream Explorers Intern Application

You may type up answers in an email to, Drop off a printed application at 128 East First St. Salida CO, Suite 205 (GARNA’s office – next to the new Cafe Dawn above Yoga Tonic) OR mail it to GARNA, PO Box 1522, Salida, CO 81201

Questions about Stream Explorers, contact Emily,, 719-539-5106