Business Intern

This is a Full Time Seasonal Position. Contract dates are May 15 – August 15 and the work schedule is Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm (36 hours/week).

Job Duties

The Business Internship at Wilderness Adventures offers a unique opportunity to learn about business management in the context of adventure tourism and will report to the Director of Finance.


  • Conduct a market analysis of the adventure tourism sector, focusing on competition and market positioning.
  • Review pricing strategies and analyze their effectiveness, proposing improvements where necessary.
  • Shadow and observe the Director of Programs to gain insight into day-to-day business operations.
  • Develop a business SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) for Wilderness Adventures.


  • Provide logistical support to trips in the Jackson area, including gear assistance, vehicle shuttles and emergency support.
  • Reserve in-person first-come-first-serve campsites in the Jackson area.
  • Receive visitors in the Jackson office, directing the flow of people and managing distractions for the rest of the team.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Finance or any other member of the WA Leadership Team.


Skills & Qualifications

  • Exceptional organizational skills with a strong focus on attention to detail.
  • Background in business or a related field of study.
  • A team player with excellent communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of Wilderness Adventures.
  • Positive attitude and ability to see where support is needed and supply that support even when it is outside of the boundaries of this job description.
  • Willingness to learn, grow, and evolve with the organization.
  • Passion for the mission and values of Wilderness Adventures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including spreadsheets and reporting tools, database management, typing, and data entry skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Valid driver’s license required.


Requirements & Work Environment

  • Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit; and frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Physical demands related to travel.
  • This job frequently requires lifting or moving heavy gear up to 75 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.


Salary, Schedule, & Benefits

  • $18/hr
  • Monday – Thursday, 8am – 5pm (36 hours/week)
  • Bonus opportunities for staff with additional certifications (i.e. WEMT, Lifeguard Certification, Teacher Certification, PADI)
  • Bonus opportunities for staff referrals
  • Opportunity to earn a WFR Certification at half-price through the Wilderness Adventures sponsored course (see FAQs for details)
  • Access to a variety of pro-deals with outdoor brands like Outdoor Research, Orvis, Mountain Hardware, Crocs, Smith, and more!


Dates of Employment

Required Summer Contract: May 15 – August 15

Optional WFR Course: May 28 – June 1, 2023

*Please note that employees in this role are responsible for their own accommodations in Jackson Hole, WY for the entirety of their contract.


How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter and two references to!