SnowSchool Internship for University Students

The Bogus Basin SnowSchool program is now in its ninth year and aims to get kids outside, active and learning about natural science in the Boise National Forest.  It has taken the leadership abilities of exceptionally passionate university students, community volunteers and Americorps members to engage nearly 14,000 local students in this critically important environmental education program.  With snowshoes on their feet and the guidance of trained volunteers, scores of diverse 5th grade students are now able to spend an entire day exploring the natural winter environment around Bogus Basin in a way that directly compliments classroom science curriculum.


SnowSchool Internship for University Students

-          Work directly with local 5th and 6th grade public school students

-          Teach students outdoors in the winter environment!

-          Promote a healthy and active lifestyle through snowshoeing and hiking

-          Work collaboratively with Bogus Basin, Boise National Forest, Winter Wildlands Alliance, City of Boise and Boise School District teachers

-          Receive academic credit for internship hours!      

-          Upon completion of internship, students will apply what they have learned to the SnowSchool Legacy Project and create a lesson plan that will be used for future seasons.


 Winter 2016-17Schedule:

Internship Orientation: TBD, 7pm, Bogus Basin office (2600 Bogus Basin Rd.)

Training: Saturday, December 17th- SnowSchool Activities

              Saturday, December 31st- SnowSchool Activities

              Sunday, December 18th- Build the SnowSchool Igloo Day

              Tuesday, January 3rd- Snow Science and Ecology Day


On-Snow Teaching Dates: Weekdays January through March (students arrange individually with program director)


 Internship Benefits

-          Academic Credit available for internship hours

-          Opportunity for hands-on application of knowledge

-          Receive professional environmental education training

-          Real world experience teaching students science in an outdoor setting

-          Learn marketable leadership skills

-          Network with local community organizations

-          Gain valuable references for you resume

-          Interns are eligible for a complimentary Bogus Basin season pass

-          Contact to apply


For more information contact:


ilyse Sakamoto, M.A.

Program Director

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

(208) 377-3737