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INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
In addition to its primary function as a tourist Lodge, the Evergreen runs a Youth Employment Program in which 18-24 year-old young adults from primarily urban backgrounds join our staff for a program of career-oriented training and work experience in a healthy, supportive community, coupled with exposure to outdoor and recreational life experiences.

The Youth Employment Program consists of four core tenets:
1 Work: 16-weeks of employment at Evergreen Lodge (bordering Yosemite National Park) in one of the following jobs: kitchen utility, store clerk, housekeeper, busser, recreation assistant, or maintenance.
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Community: Live and work in a remote location in a diverse community of hospitality professionals.
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Outdoor Recreation: Weekly hikes and other outdoor adventures (camping, rafting, swimming, etc.)
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Support: Individualized, one-on-one support including training on life skills, working towards a personal goal, and planning for life after the Evergreen. Mandatory savings program with minimum 50% of earnings put on savings.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
Ideal candidates will be looking to take advantage of all program components and optimize their time at the Evergreen. We are looking for motivated young people willing to challenge themselves in positive ways while making strides toward their future. No previous work experience required. Must be committed to working hard and being part of a team.

  • 18-24 year old young adult willing to relocate to a remote wilderness environment
  • High School Diploma or GED (or eager to obtain)
  • Committed to being a responsible member of a family-like community


DETAILS:

  • Positions start at current minimum wage with 35-40 hours per week with opportunities for overtime
  • Meals and housing are provided for a fixed weekly cost and deducted from your paycheck (includes shared dorm room, three meals per day, utilities, laundry, long distance calls, and internet)
  • Additional time outside of work hours spent in weekly participation in four tenets of the program
  • We hire interns on a staggered schedule. Our first interns arrive in March and we will continue hiring an intern each month through September.
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