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The Naturalist Intern Program

The Naturalist Internship

If you are interested in a rewarding career in outdoor education, and a chance to feel like you are doing a job that truly makes a difference, then consider an internship with Foothill Horizons!

This is a position that will teach you how to teach.  Our internship program is an ideal, supportive training ground for those who want to become outstanding outdoor educators! 

Our interns create rich and rewarding experiences for our visiting sixth grade students, teachers, and counselors. Interns will lead groups of students as they hike the trails, explore, and gain a greater connection to the natural world.  Interns teach hands-on science curriculum in a fun, engaging way. 

Interns who complete our program are self-reflective teachers, effective environmental educators, and more knowledgeable about natural history.  Interns receive training at the beginning of the internship that will continue throughout their stay.

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Contact Us

21925 Lyons Bald Mountain
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-6673
foothillhorizons@stancoe.org

 

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Foothill Horizons Outdoor School Internship Program

How to Apply

 
Read through the Job Description & Application Process then complete the online Intern Application.
  • 6 Positions will be hired to augment our teaching staff
  • We will begin accepting applications on January 23, 2024

"You have just begun one of the greatest 9 months of your life- I promise no school year could ever be this rewarding or this fun. The staff that you work with is going to do everything they possibly can to support you and help you grow." 

- Liz (Intern 2011-2012)

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If you are interested or have any questions, please call or email Diann Rastetter at:  209-532-6673 or drastetter@stancoe.org


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Key Contacts

Administration Team

Jessica Hewitt

Titles: Director III, Outdoor Education
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  • ScheduleĀ a class for Outdoor Ed
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Busing & Transportation
  • Hiring

Clare Olson

Titles: Senior Administrative Assistant
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  • Foothill Merchandise
  • Billing & Contracts
  • Outdoor Ed Paperwork
  • Site Rentals

Diann Rastetter

Titles: Assistant Director, Outdoor Education
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  • The Counselor Program
  • Naturalist Internship
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Alexander Frierson

Titles: Naturalist Coordinator
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Work: 209-238-1328
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  • Weekly schedules
  • Evening Program
  • Technology Support

Lucas Smith

Titles: Health Clerk
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Shannon Perez

Titles: Food Services Supervisor
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Patrick Hanson

Titles: Facilities Lead, Outdoor Education
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Work: 209-209-499-0733
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  • Grounds & Maintenance
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David Josephson

Titles: Lead Custodian
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