Intern and Volunteer

Internship Opportunities

Spring Break Camp Internships

Discover and share your own gifts as you support young learners in their own joyful growth at Soaring Eagle Nature School. Learning seems almost effortless, and at the end of each wonder-full day you’ll wish like could always be this meaningful and fun.

Soaring Eagle Nature School offers week-long spring break camps in March in North Vancouver and Vancouver. Our mission is to empower people to discover and share their gifts through meaningful connections to the natural world.

Interns will be working with children from the ages of 4-18 (range to be determined based on need and experience.) The curriculum includes and is not limited to: ecology, edible and medicinal plants, basic outdoor/survival skills, wildlife tracking, bird identification and behavior, navigation with and without map and compass, sensory development games and activities.

Qualifications

  • Basic naturalist knowledge, ideally from this bioregion. You don’t need to be an expert, but you do need a desire to explore just as much as the children, and to engage with them in the learning process so that they can discover and solve natural mysteries. We learn in and from the natural spaces we explore.
  • Experience working with children in a non-coercive and supportive way. This may include experience with: non-violent communication (or other similar frameworks), a strengths-based approach, supporting internal validation and self-directed inquiry.

Applicants must be 18 or older, unless with special permission.

Time Commitment

5 day camp (March 19-23) 4 day camp (March 26-29). Days run from 8:00am – 1:45pm or 3:45pm. You are responsible for providing your own snack and lunch

Training

Soaring Eagle Interns will receive a one-day training prior to the start of summer camp. The training will give you a foundation in Coyote Mentoring, as well as the basics of the Soaring Eagle Nature School Educational Philosophy and Practice and will also focus on developing land-based skills.

Accountability

Soaring Eagle Interns report to the Program Lead Instructor and the Program Manager.

Recognition

Interns will receive a free training session as well as a Soaring Eagle Nature School organic cotton t-shirt. We are able to provide a reference letter upon request. As well, you will receive ongoing mentorship from experienced instructors and valuable experience in the field. Interns receive a stipend: $50 for 5-day camp and $40 for 4 day camp.

Application

Applications are now OPEN for Spring Break Camp

Please check back for year-long and summer camp opportunities

To apply, please email the following to info(at)soaringeaglenatureschool(dot)org

  • Your resume with name and contact info 
  • Your responses the following questions:
  1. Why do you want to intern with Soaring Eagle Nature School?
  2. For what time frame are you interested in volunteering? (A few weeks/ a season / a year / several years…)
  3. What are some skills/interests you think you can bring to our program?
  4. What is your experience working with children and youth?
  5. What is your relationship with the natural world?
  6. What is your approach to facilitation and/or learning and teaching?
  7. What is your familiarity with survival skills and also with naturalist skills of this bio-region?
  8. What is your availability and schedule?
  9. Do you believe in magic?

We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Testimonial from a Summer Camp Intern:

Hey Soaring Eagle I’ve just landed back home in Wales and I just wanted to send a message to thank you personally for everything Soaring Eagle has done for me. You guys welcomed a community into my life that I thought I was isolated within. It was such a blessing to be put in a position where I could use my own growth mentally, soulfully and spiritually to aid the values of younger generations. But apart from the children and incredible location, I feel so lucky to have been given the impression of every instructor in this team into my life, from your staff’s contagious enthusiasm, empowering inner strength, welcoming calm energy, I could be here forever listing everyone! I will undoubtedly carry this experience as a part of my soul in my adventures to come, knowing somewhere out there, there are others just like me. What you do is amazing. I know this whole experience will stay with me for much time to come. Thank you!!! 

-Holly, Summer Camp Intern, Wales.