Warriors Internship

About No Barriers USA
No Barriers mission is to unleash the potential of the human spirit. We are a global community united by a belief in our collective ability to break through barriers, unleash our potential and have a positive impact on the world. No Barriers provides transformative experiences, brought to life globally through powerful stories that foster shared identity and community. The people we serve are as diverse as the world in which we live. Wherever we find people ready to embrace the No Barriers philosophy, we strive to support them. No Barriers USA is a nonprofit organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado

Essential Job Function:
No Barriers Warriors, a program of No Barriers USA, is seeking a part time intern. The No Barriers Warriors program improves the lives of veterans with disabilities through transformative, curriculum-based expeditions in challenging outdoor environments. Each No Barriers Warriors expedition is designed to push veterans mentally and physically in some of nature’s most incredible wilderness settings. We create a safe space and encourage them to reflect on their past, recognize where they are in the present and then look with positivity to the future. These life-changing experiences are offered at no cost to our veterans and include airfare, meals, gear, and a world-class expedition crew. Each expedition is a three-phased journey that includes preparation for the expedition, the expedition, and post-expedition support and integration into the broader No Barriers Warriors community.

As a Warriors program intern, you will have the opportunity to participate in all three of the phases of a veteran’s journey, learning from and working with staff, to create the best experience possible for veterans.

The intern should be either a student (preferably a student veteran) currently pursuing a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, or a similar field or a veteran seeking civilian work experience to enhance their resume.

Applicants must have experience with Microsoft Office, knowledge of hiking and basic backcountry skills, good oral and written communication skills, and be organized and willing to learn.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess veteran applicants based on No Barriers Warriors assessment tools
  • Work with the Warriors Service Coordinator to manage veteran expedition teams
  • Demonstrate professional oral and written communication with veterans and other community members
  • Assist with planning outdoor experiences
  • Maintain expedition equipment
  • Implement transformative curriculum-based experiences for veterans
  • Document evaluations of the program
  • Work one-on-one with veterans in personal goal planning
  • Participate in community outreach
  • Develop and implement an intern project
  • Be able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time, as well as lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills that may be required. No Barriers Warriors holds the right to terminate interns if they do not meet requirements and responsibilities set forth in this description, or if an intern violates the policies, procedures, or the Warriors intern agreement.

The rewards of working with a nonprofit:
Working with No Barriers USA is a life-changing opportunity. It is a growing nonprofit located in beautiful, sunny Fort Collins, Colorado. Interning would allow an intern to gain insight to the inner workings of a 501c(3), working with different departments within the organization such as marketing, development, and festivals and events. On the Warriors team, an intern has the potential to network within the veteran community, attend professional development events, work in both an open office setting and an outdoor setting, and gain real work experience that will improve jobs skills and add to their resume.

Other Information:

  • Applications due no later than March 1st.
  • Intern dates dependent upon intern’s availability and are scheduled upon acceptance.
  • Unpaid
  • 20 hours/week
  • C.T.R.S. supervision

To Apply:
Email questions, cover letter and resume in PDF format, and two references to:
Sarah Olear, C.T.R.S.
Questions? (970)484-3633 ext. 321

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