Internships / Volunteer Opportunities & Outdoor Jobs For Teens



Camp Positions


Camp Runoia (Belgrade Lakes) looking for responsible adults to lead wilderness trips with small groups of girls ages 8 – 14.  Trip leaders will work with a co-leader to plan, pack and lead 1 to 2 night wilderness trips throughout Maine.  Our schedule is rigorous, yet rewarding as we ensure that all campers participate in a trip during the summer. Runoia trip leaders are: problem solvers, lovers of the outdoors, experienced in working with children, hikers and canoers, enthusiastic campers, lifeguards, confident drivers, independent, willing to gain more training, and much more! Dates: June 15th - August 13th 2015. Apply at: Contact Co-Director Alex Jackson for more information, home office 207 627 7422 or camp office 207 495 2228.

Greencove known for our focus on outdoor adventure and solid wilderness tripping program. We are looking for individuals with strong skills in at least one of our main activities to be counselors this summer (especially women but our brother camp, Mondamin, does need some guys too). We are specifically looking for climbers, hikers, mountain bikers, and paddlers, possibly with potential to lead some trips. We are also looking for somebody to run our Nature program for the summer! Our program runs from May 23- August 17, though there is some flexibility with those dates. We also provide WFR training for our prospective trip leaders at a very reduce price, and chances to get some additional skill-specific trainings as well. The base pay for a first year counselor, who has just completed their first year of college, is $2700 for the full summer, plus room and board. That amount increases with age and experience. Visit for more information.  

Camp Susan Curtis (Stoneham) Hiring Camp Cabin & Program Staff. $1800/summer (8 weeks), sleeping accommodations and 3 meals/day. This is a 8 week commitment from June 17-August 19. Applicants must be graduating from High School or age 18. Prior experience working with children is necessary but camp experience is not required. Responsible for emotional and physical health and safety of campers (10/cabin), teaching in Program Areas (Creative Arts, Environmental Adventures, Ropes/Teamwork, Sports & Games, Waterfront). Contact Terri, 774-1552 or

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures (Stonington) Hiring office staff, waterfront, sailing instructors, kitchen help (short order cook), sea kayak guides, and general all round flexible employees that can do different things throughout the week. Offering meager accommodations as necessary. Starting wage is $9.00/hour for office and waterfront positions. Experience/ skills for office help: computer skills and experience working in any kind of store on the register and customer service experience. Boating experience with kayaks, canoes, motor boats, SUP's, and sailboats would be great. This position could be either full or part time. Positions begin in June through the middle of Sept. or anytime in-between. Contact Captain Bill Baker personally at 266-7779.

Mocean Surf Shop & The Ocean Tripp Inn (Old Orchard Beach) Looking for part-time paid help as well as volunteer opportunities at a surf shop right on Old Orchard Beach. Opportunities available increase for those with prior surf experience. Surf lessons, rentals and camps are also available all summer long! If you are interested in volunteering, need community service, or need a summer part-time job, please visit and submit a letter/resume to owners Sherri and Barry Tripp at

National Park Service (Acadia National Park) Acadia National Park is hiring for Acadia Youth Visitor Services Assistant, Artist-in-Residence, Park Rangers, National Park Service Interns, Student Conservation Association Interns, and for college students, Friends of Acadia Ridge Runner and Recreation Technician. Not all positions are paid, but all provide amazing educational experiences in the outdoor sector in Maine's beautiful national park. For more information:

The Appalachian Mountain Club offers a wide variety of summer and seasonal opportunities from working as a guide, to working in a hut, to managing trail work. These positions are all paid and offer great experience in the outdoors. See full set of opportunities at.


Rafting Guide Positions


New England Outdoor Center (Millinocket) NEOC is looking for both full-time and part-time whitewater guides and videoboaters for the upcoming season. NEOC also hires other service and cook staff.. NEOC rafts on the West Branch of the Penobscot river. People with a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, and an ability to learn quickly are encouraged to apply. All applicants must: be 18+, have a valid drivers lisence and have First Aid/CPR (WFR preferred). NEOC conducts training in late May that prepare candidates for the Maine Whitewater Guide test - giving you the Level 1 license which will allow you to raft on the Lower Penobscot, Kennebec River and Dead River. After 6 Commercial runs (which will likely happen quickly) and some more training you will be advanced to the Level II license which will allow you to guide Class V whitewater on the Upper Penobscot. On days off, NEOC guides often hike Katahdin, explore Baxter State Park, fly fish on the West Branch, swim in Togue Pond or go on play runs on the river in rafts, kayaks or boogie boards. If you are interested in becoming a guide please an email with a short cover letter and resume to David Wells at david.albert.wells@gmail.com

Three Rivers Rafting Co (The Forks) Besides White Water Raft Guide opportunities (see below), Three Rivers will be hiring Cooks, Waitstaff, Housekeeping, Gift Shop/Guest Services, Reservations Specialists, Video Kayakers, Adventure marketing, Photographers, Dishwashers, Campground/Groundskeepers, Gardens, Marketing Team/Social Media, Managers and others. Full training programs offered for all job positions. Three Rivers offers competitive wages, full and part time, year-round and seasonal. More information can be found at www.threeriversfun.com and

Northeast Whitewater (Greenville), 18+, training available (see below). Contact Jessica Hargreaves: (207) 695-0151

Magic Falls Rafting Co. (West Forks) 18+, $65-85/day. Must be up to date with certifications and license, but offer training. For all info:


Volunteer Opportunities


Acadian Boat Tours (Bar Harbor) Looking for a volunteer galley person. The position is most likely full-time and does not pay. Previous cashier experience might be helpful, but is not necessary. Must be at least 15 years of age, be drug free per US Coast Guard requirements, should love boating and enjoy being with people. You will be out on the water, learning about Acadia National Park and work with crew and naturalists while stocking the galley and waiting on customers. For more info: or call (207) 801-2300

AMC Volunteer Positions: AMC volunteers share their time and expertise at every level and in nearly every activity of the club. They magnify their work by enthusiastically including others in the recreation, conservation and learning that take place daily throughout AMC's region. Many of them have volunteered for years increasing their knowledge through experience and training in the classroom and in the field. Among them you will find trail maintainers, trip leaders, naturalists, committee chairs, facility managers, web masters, editors, treasurers, volunteer trainers, event planners, presenters, and more.  

Back Country Excursions (Parsonsfield) 2 week internship assisting with the daily operations of a Mountain biking vacation adventure lodge. Will be the last 2 weeks in July or the last 2 weeks in August. Complete scholarship awarded to the right student.Regular wages are not to be expected, BUT any tips from clients will be shared or the intern will be provided with a small stipend. Mountain biking experience is very important. Additional to this, an applicant should be outgoing and like spending time with new people and be willing to do some house work. Back Country would provide room and board in their Yurt if intern was not interested in/able to commute. Intern should provide their own mountain bike. Looking for applicants 17 or older. Interested students should send a resume and any mountain biking experience to Cliff Krolick at

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (Brunswick) Trail Maintenance, General Stewardship, Community Garden work, leading trips. All volunteer, should be comfortable working outdoors and doing physical work. Both regular scheduled and as-needed hours available. Stewardship work can carry into the fall if volunteer wishes. Be in touch with Caroline Eliot:, 729-7694.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail recruits interns in the summer. Most positions are 18+, looking for experienced candidates. Visit Internships for job descriptions, FAQs, and applications.