Sponsor a 2017 Siskiyou Mountain Club Intern

1 JUNE 2017 | RED BUTTES WILDERNESS, ORE. — Siskiyou Mountain Club is still seeking sponsors for our 2017 interns.

Our interns are college students pursuing challenging careers. They spend their summer off their phones, working and studying their way through the most remote landscape on the west coast. They are responsible for salvaging wilderness trails that would otherwise disappear. They receive a $1,600 stipend between June 23 and August 30, and $2,000 in tuition reimbursement to whatever school they’re enrolled in.

Why become a 2017 sponsor?

It’s fun
Sponsors have the opportunity to spend quality time with the crew.

  • June 29: You get the opportunity to seat with the crew for our 2017 Meet the Crew Barbecue. 5pm – 8pm @ Madrone Picnic Area, Lithia Park.
  • July 7 – 9 backpack into the crew’s work site in the Red Buttes Wilderness. If you wish, help out a little on the project.
  • July 27 join the crew for a day of rafting on the Rogue River, followed by a picnic.
  • August 4 picnic with the crew at Valley of the Rogue State Park
  • August 27 – 30 backpack into the Sky Lakes Wilderness and end with a picnic in Prospect, OR
  • August 30 picnic with the crew on the last day of their season

    Your support lasts
    Over the summer our interns build tough character, valuable skills, and unparalleled work ethic. Working in a small group (without any digital devices) using non-mechanized tools redefines their sense of ability and purpose. Watch a five minute movie from our 2016 season.

  • I did more than I thought I could. – Kora Mousseaux, 2015
  • My experience was transformative. – Luke Reuteman, 2015
  • I am carrying the skills, confidence, and impetus I gained from SMC as I pursue a life of public service. – Kate McCredie, 2014

    The projects are cool
    This year our interns are salvaging trails that will result in new hiking opportunities in Southwest Oregon’s stunning backcountry.

  • A 25 mile loop in the Red Buttes Wilderness
  • A 27 mile loop in the Sky Lakes Wilderness
  • A connection to the Kelsey Pack Trail, Siskiyou Wilderness
  • A new connector to the Leach Memorial Loop, Kalmiopsis Wilderness
  • Check out all the trails we maintain.

    Then our interns go on to land good jobs and live fulfilling lives.

    Sponsor a 2017 intern today.

    Not ready to become a sponsor, but eager to help? Check out our membership packages that include trails maps, or give on your own terms:


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