Highlands Nature Camp Internship

High School Internship Opportunity

The Highlands Center of Natural History offers an internship for high school students to gain experiences working in environmental education.  Assist our camp leaders with Highlands Nature Camps by leading games, assisting with crafts, and helping set a good example for young campers.

Internship Overview

Nature Camp Interns start the season as volunteers working with family programming, lesson planning, and material development. Through training and real-life experiences interns gain skills with peers and youth through explorations and investigations of our 80 acre site. Through the Summer Nature Camps interns develop knowledge of Natural History and begin to interpret the natural world alongside trained professionals.

Interns assist with at least 2 weeks of camp during the summer. They are reliable, kind, outgoing, and are able to demonstrate good decision making abilities. Interns are required to complete an additional 15 hours of volunteering prior to the start of camp season and will attend Camp Intern Training during the week of May 25th.

Interning in high school is a fantastic way to get real world experience before graduating. Interns who join the Highlands Center’s Nature Camp Internship program will develop leadership skills and gain volunteer experience that encourage career choices in elementary education, nature interpretation, or natural resource management.

students completing high school internships

Program Requirements

For full description on the internship download the Program Requirements. Ready to apply? See below!
For additional questions on please call the Education Department at 928.776.9550


  • Students ages 14-18 from the Quad-City area who have an interest in  exploring, learning, and teaching.
  • Obtain hands-on experience leading youth group adventures in the national forest
  • Develop leadership skills and gain volunteer experience that can help gain insight to future college or career choices.
  • Explore, investigate, and begin to interpret the natural world alongside trained professionals.
  • Begin to develop an understanding of the ecology, natural and cultural history of the Arizona Highlands.
  • Build the ability to communicate knowledge to youth within our community.


Highlands Center for Natural History


  • Develop leadership and communication skills.
  • Learn local natural history and its applications in field science.
  • Generate and enhance real-world work skills for your future.
  • Become certified in CPR and First AID


Applicants to the Internship Program need to:

  • Have an interest in assisting in the generation of awareness and wonder of science and nature for their peers and local youth.
  • Turn in an application. Apply below.
  • Complete an interview
  • Complete 15 hours of program volunteer service alongside Highlands Center Program Staff prior to camp.
  • Attend training last week of May.
  • Assist Highlands Center Program Staff with at least two weeks of the Summer Camps during the months of June and July.

Apply Below:

Ready to apply? Be sure to keep this page open while you complete the application. If you leave this page before you click the submit button, the information you filled in will be lost. Please note that there is a small section at the bottom of the form for your parent or guardian to fill out.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2020 season.

For additional questions on please call the Education Department at 928.776.9550

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