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Internships

Work at Philmont AND earn college course credit! You may be eligible for college credit, independent study, practicum, or internship experience if you ask your advisor or professor. Many skills you will learn can directly relate to your major and will make you a stronger job candidate in the future.

How it Works

First, look through the internship ideas below and apply for seasonal employment through the online application. With over 200 positions available during the summer, Philmont has internship opportunities for most career fields.

Once you are hired at Philmont, present your position (description, duties, prospective hours, etc) to your academic adviser for approval. In addition, make sure you’re aware of the requirements you need to complete during your employment. In short, it is your responsibility to initiate and follow through with your internship. 

Finally, when you arrive at Philmont, communicate with your supervisor about anything they may need to do to help you fulfill your internship requirements.  

Internship Ideas

Click through the departments below for examples of internship possibilities. These are meant to give you an idea of what you can accomplish through seasonal employment. However, these certainly not the only options available. If you find another position not listed that will also serve as internship credit, go for it!

Majors: Communications, Public Relations, Environmental Law & Policy, Engineering, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Education, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Wildlife Management, Geographic Information Systems, Biology, etc.

Conservation has had a good rate of success making a variety of positions work for a wide range of educational programs. Please visit our Conservation web page or contact us for more information.

Majors: Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Nutrition & Food Sciences

Positions: Prep Cook, Swing Cook, Lead Cook, Baker, Dining Hall Manager & Dining Hall Assistant Manager, Kitchen Manager & Kitchen Assistant Manager

Majors: Communication, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management

Positions: Logistics Staff

Majors: English, Graphic Design, Journalism, Marketing, Photography, Videography

Positions: Graphic Designer, Lead Media Specialist, Photographer, Videographer, Writer, PhilNews Editor

Majors: Pre-Medicine, Nursing (RN/BSN), Kinesiology

Positions: Medical Recheck Staff, Medical Services Staff, Infirmary Tent City Staff, Medical Secretary

Majors: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Information Systems (IT)

Positions: Accounting Clerk, Seasonal Registrar, Personnel Staff, Information Technology Assistant

Majors: Child Development, Psychology/Sociology, Education

Positions: COPE Staff, Program Counselor, Small Fry Director

Majors: Animal & Veterinary Science, Equine Studies, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Positions: Wrangler

Majors: Recreation Management, Outdoor Education

Positions: Ranger

Majors: Business Operations, Retail Management

Positions: Backcountry Operations Specialist, Order Fulfillment, Trading Post Clerk, Warehouse Clerk