Internship + Volunteer Positions

Note: This is for applicants not living within any of our current seven Grassroots Teams locations: British Columbia, California, Colorado, New England, Oregon, Utah, or Washington State. If you live within any of these locations, please instead check out “Team Leader” opportunities, above. :)

The mission of Regional Volunteers is to provide an extension of our existing 7 Grassroots Teams by building strong communities + growing a female-led outdoor community for local women. As a Regional Volunteer, you’ll work alongside your Program Manager and our Grassroots Program Director as you help develop a regional OWA Grassroots community in your location by creating OWA events and activities.

  • Commitment: approximately 4-6 hrs/week for one year
  • Location: Currently seeking volunteers in:
    • Canada: Anywhere outside of BC (if you are in BC, please apply as a Team Leader)
    • USA: Anywhere outside of our current Grassroots Team locations (if you are in these locations, please apply as a Team Leader)

Apply: https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/owa-grassroots-program-regional-volunteer

Program Managers are our Team Leaders’ and Regional Volunteers’ first point of contact for outdoor programming. Program Managers help ensure regular activities are planned for each OWA area within their management and work with the Grassroots Program Director to create events, develop local brand partnerships, mentor their volunteers, and use their talents to help create stronger OWA programming serving women through outdoor adventure sports.

  • Commitment: approximately 6 hours/week for one year (college interns only: two semesters)
  • Location: Anywhere in North America (expanding globally in the future; please keep an eye out for opportunities)

Apply: https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/owa-grassroots-program-manager/

Working alongside your fellow OWA managers and directors, you’ll help forge relationships with outdoor industry organizations. You’ll work with the team that makes up OWA’s Grassroots Program to create events and programming for over 15,000 women across North America, with a vision to bring the Program worldwide. You’ll head up conference call jam sessions with industry partners, assist in developing new projects with organizational partners, and keep your Program volunteers, including Program Managers, Team Leaders, and Regional Volunteers on track by creating deadlines and tasks that ensure projects are delivered on-time. You’ll be backed by a team who will help ensure your success and have some killer resume experience to boot! 

  • Commitment: 5-10 hrs/week for a year
  • Location: Anywhere with a steady wifi signal

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Note: This is for applicants living within any of our current seven Grassroots Teams locations: British Columbia, California, Colorado, New England, Oregon, Utah, and Washington State. If you’re outside of these locations, please check out “Regional Volunteer” opportunities, below. :)

The mission of our Grassroots Teams is to build strong communities by instilling leadership skills in women. Using outdoor adventure as a tool, we do this by building female-led outdoor communities for women. Working alongside your fellow Team Leaders, your Program Manager, and the Grassroots Program Director, you’ll help create regular weekly OWA activities (e.g. climbing meetups, trail runs, ski days, ) for your area, work with your Program Manager as requested to plan and carry out OWA events (e.g. larger scale happenings like film fests, weekend trips, skills clinics, etc.), and keep a six-month calendar of upcoming events ready to share with OWA partners (such as REI).

  • Commitment: approximately 4-6 hrs/week for one year
  • Location: Currently seeking Team Leaders located anywhere within our 7 Team locations: British Columbia, California, Colorado, Oregon, New England, Utah, and Washington State
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Working alongside your fellow OWA managers and directors, you’ll help forge relationships with outdoor industry organizations and see sponsored social, editorial, and OWA-wide adventure projects through to completion. You’ll head up conference call jam sessions with industry partners, assist in developing new projects with organizational partners, and keep OWA and partners on track by creating deadlines and tasks that ensure projects are delivered on-time.

  • Commitment: 5-10 hrs/week for a year
  • Location: Anywhere with a steady wifi signal

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Working alongside OWA’s editorial team, you’ll help create strategy that builds a meaningful and engaging adventure journalism program for women (and their readers) worldwide. You’ll be hands-on in our WordPress environment at the final stages of revisions, digging into your data and SEO knowledge to help content get discovered via organic search. Your changes will help change the world—at least as it pertains to increasing the visibility of women in adventure journalism.

  • Commitment: Approximately 4-6 hrs/week for a year (or two semesters — college interns only).
  • Location: Anywhere!

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Work with the marketing and partnerships managers and social media team to create branded social posts, posters, assist with occasional artwork on the website/articles, and create designs that are cohesive for fundraising and promotion for sale in our shop and at events. Your name will be attached to each product so you’ll gain recognition, too!

  • Commitment: approximately 4 hours a week for four months
  • Location: Anywhere!

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Work with the social media team in scheduling and monitoring engagement and growth on social channels; collaborating with the social media team to experiment with new ways of involving the audience with the brand and creating social media campaigns. Many chances to work directly with outdoor brands in promotions, contests, and giveaways. Minimum commitment of 10 hours a week for one year.

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Work with the Digital Community Manager and Marketing Manager to create engaging content for our social media channels. You should be familiar with outdoor sports and versed in the “lingo” or willing to learn more about sports you are not familiar with. Must have a good sense of PR skills when communicating with the audience to avoid conflict, have an upbeat writing style with social media, and above all, be responsible and communicative. Minimum commitment of five hours a week for eight months.

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Seek out funding opportunities to keep OWA’s programs running and provide room for growth. Minimum commitment of 5 hours a week for a year.

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Work with various aspects of OWA’s programming, partnerships, social media, and editorial teams to create marketing campaigns and search for opportunities (events, campaigns, etc.) where the organization can promote its message. Graphic design ability is a major plus! Minimum commitment of 5 hours a week for one year.

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