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We Grow Our Own!

An internship is a great opportunity to get on board with us. Since many of our crew return year after year, there are often few openings for people to enter in a professional position but many good Interns are invited back in professional positions after their first season.

We’re committed to providing the opportunity for a fun, educational and rewarding opportunity for our Interns. In return for a lot of hard work, Interns get a stipend to help cover living expenses, extensive training in their job, a bonus to offset travel expenses and tips, and the potential to return as a senior staff.

 

Lindsay and Morghan started as AG interns. In her second year, Lindsay helped launch Glacier Camp – one of our most ambitious projects. Not bad for a kid from Chicago! 

Baxter started as an LT and became a guide in his third season. Using his broad knowledge and skills, he plays an important role in everything we do.   

Two types of Interns

These are training positions and we take that training very seriously.  Interns are either Apprentice Guides (AG) or Logistics Team (LT).

Apprentice Guide Interns

Apprentice Guide Interns, AGs, have the opportunity to take their existing skills in climbing, paddling and backcountry travel and learn how to use these skills to help others enjoy the outdoors. The position is geared towards aspiring guides and outdoor educators.

Competitive applicants have a minimum medical training of Wilderness First Responder,  other relevant certifications, a good driving record, and a strong foundation of outdoor skills.

Apprentice Guides are given a range of opportunities to develop a variety of skills that make a professional guide.  They may assist on ice climbing trips, lead zipline tours, act as a camp host, prepare guest meals and more.

Once trained and “checked out”, they will often lead their own glacier hikes with clients. An AG will get a lot of experience in working with and leading groups of all types on the Matanuska Glacier.

AGs lead treks.  Lots of treks. They do not have the same diversity of role as LTs. AG Interns also learn to belay, build anchors, teach climbing skills and operate the zipline. 

Logistics Team Members

LTs have the opportunity to learn a lot about how a small business operates and what it takes to be a successful company. LT Interns work in the office as well as on the glacier at Glacier Camp. This position is designed for organizational thinkers who enjoy some guiding, but want learn the skills needed to run a small business.

The LT needs to have a great customer service attitude, admin experience, a good driving record, and a solid foundation of computer skills. 

These Interns get basic glacier training, have access to many of the same courses in outdoor skills as the AG Interns, receive basic helicopter training, and spend about 1/3 of their time living and working on the glacier at Glacier Camp as a host.

LT Interns also learn our reservations system, operate our zipline, make great coffee, sell tours and much, much more.

Guiding the zipline is one of the many jobs of the LT, spending a few days a week there. LTs also work and live on the glacier for 6-8 days at a time throughout the season. 

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