Interested in a challenging, rewarding, and flexible job outdoors this summer? Do you enjoy working with children of all ages exploring wild places, doing “hands-on” environmental education, and having great outdoor camp adventures? Then this could be the job for you!

About Our Camp

Nature Forward (formerly Audubon Naturalist Society) seeks highly motivated and creative individuals for the 2024 Camp Woodend season. This summer, Camp Woodend will offer day programs for children ages 5-17, with a focus on ages 5-10. Camp is based at our 40-acre nature sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. Nature Forward provides a dynamic work environment with friendly, creative, and knowledgeable staff. Take a look at our camp website at  to see what we are all about.

 General Schedule and Position Descriptions

Interns assist teachers/naturalists with lessons, games, and hikes and through a gradual schedule will plan and lead lessons on their own by the end of the summer. This is a 10-week, full-time summer internship starting on June 10th and ending on August 16th. Nine positions are available. We provide a $520 stipend per week. NO ON-SITE HOUSING


  • Undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Basic knowledge of natural history/biology.
  • Must enjoy working outside.
  • Past camp experience a plus
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification (provided by Nature Forward).

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter and resume (with references) to both Denis Perez, Youth Programs Director, and in a single email. To apply, please use the subject line “Internship application” and include your name.

Interviews and the hiring process will begin as resumes are received and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions, email

Employment is contingent upon a successful FBI and state background check. Nature Forward is an equal-opportunity employer.