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Summer 2018: Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School - Social Media/Photo/Video Intern (PAID -- Deadline Jan. 1)

Dec 13, 2017

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

Acadia Mountain Guides, Inc. offers a number of internship opportunities for qualified college and high school students interested in retail business management, marketing, website management, climbing instruction, outdoor leadership and guide service operations. Yes, we are still a place where you can do it all! You will be making real decisions with real consequences. You will be expected to be very motivated, a solid self-starter, detail oriented and willing to work a full schedule. In return, you take home many new skills, experiences and insights that will prove beneficial throughout your career.

Alpenglow Adventure Sports, founded in 1986, is a division of Acadia Mountain Guides, Inc. Alpenglow is a true outdoor and mountaineering store that maintains the flavor and tradition of a classic mountain shop run by active alpinists and outdoor enthusiasts. We sell what we know and we want shopping to be fun and educational.

Video and Photo Editing Internship
Based in Orono & Bar Harbor, Maine, the Social Media, Photo, & Video intern will be tasked with developing high quality promotional photos, videos, and promotional documents for Acadia Mountain Guides and Alpenglow Adventure Sports, will regularly collect, edit, and share photos / videos from the guide staff & intern staff with our clients.

This is a paid internship with a salary that is commensurate with education and experience and nature of position (typical range is $100.00 – 200.00 per week). Access to professional courses (climbing/ mountaineering, Maine Trip Leader, WMA wilderness medicine, PCIA/AMGA training) is available in house prior to start of season at significantly reduced cost. Help with housing at a reduced cost may exist depending on location, access to pro-purchase discounts after 30 days of work. Workerʼs compensation insurance provided.

• Compiles stock photos and videos for AMG & Alpenglow websites and promotional materials.
• Develops short summer camp promotional video with accompanying voice, music and script, works closely with manager or owner to ensure final products are commensurate with the goal.
• Develops short climbing school promotional videos (AIARE Courses, WFA/WFR courses, PCIA courses)
• Works with management to develop annual social media management plans
• Works with management to implement social media plan & posts approved photos and videos to Facebook & Instagram

Internship Requirements:
The Social Media, Photo, and Video intern must be organized and super attentive to detail. Experience with photograph and video editing on Mac hardware is required. Ideal interns will have completed or be in the process of completing a degree closely related to the nature of the internship such as Marketing, or Graphic Design. Climbing, backcountry skiing and/or mountaineering skills highly recommended but not required.

To Apply:
Complete our application (available at and return it electronically with a letter of interest and resume to Brad Wilson ( or via mail to AMGCS, PO Box 121, Orono, ME 04473. 207- 866-7562. After receiving your application, we will evaluate it and, if you are among the qualified candidates, we will arrange an interview.

About Acadia Mountain Guides
AMG was founded in 1993 and is owned by Jon Tierney. AMG operates a year round program of courses and guiding that extends from the sea side cliffs of Acadia to distant summits in South America and Asia. The school is AMGA accredited and all guide staff have participated in either PCIA or AMGA guide training and certification. Jon is an IMFGA guide who has served on the AMGA Board of Directors and the AMGA Technical Committee and was formerly an AMGA Instructor/Examiner. Jon is the current Educational Director of the newly formed Professional Climbing Instructor’s Association and was the original designer and catalyst behind of the AMGA Top Rope Site Manager (Single Pitch) program from 1997-2004. During the summer, AMG operates primarily out of Bar Harbor, ME – home to Acadia National Park and the summer camps operate out of Orono, ME. Bar Harbor is a busy resort town similar to North Conway, Estes Park, or Jackson Hole. The climbing is predominantly granite and Acadia is known for single pitch sea cliff climbing right over Frenchman’s Bay. The 250’ Southwall of Champlain Mountain features great lines on superb granite and is ideal terrain for introducing clients to multi-pitch climbing. Forty minutes inland are the Clifton Crags with steep sport climbing on granite (close to Orono). Alpine rock climbing on Katahdin is about 2.5 hours away. Excellent bouldering opportunities abound in Acadia and Clifton.