Jobs & Internships


College Outside is the outdoor industry’s primary connection to the college demographic. We’re on a mission to provide the tools and resources that help get students outside. We launched our retail site two years ago, and after a year of out-of-control growth are ready to take it to the next level. Our team believes that you need to work hard and play hard. We believe that if the surf is good or the powder is fresh, that takes priority. We are lovers of the outdoors first and foremost, and that infiltrates every aspect of our business. We are building this company from the ground up and work hard to stay true to our core mission and values.


Jobs at HQ

We are always looking for motivated and talented individuals to join our team.
Please e-mail with your resumé and cover letter to set up an interview.


College Outside interns are go-getters, trip leaders, and overachievers. Our intern team is a crucial part of College Outside, and help to improve our company every day. If you are looking to get your foot in the door of the outdoor industry, College Outside is the place for you. Our interns have gone on to take jobs with the Access Fund, Black Diamond, USA Climbing, NOLS, Outward Bound, Climbing Magazine, and College Outside of course!

Membership & Outreach Intern (Paid, Starts January 2019)

Are you a leader in your outdoor club or program? Do you love talking to other leaders about their clubs? If so, this position is for you. The Outreach Team at College Outside works to onboard new groups to College Outside. In the fall, they manage the 300+ annual renewals of all existing Outing Clubs and Programs. In the Spring, they manage the inflow of applications to College Outside and reach out to new programs who aren’t yet a part of the network. The onboarding process involves getting on the phone with the leadership of interested clubs, informing them of all of our online benefits and events, and setting them and their members up with accounts. After a group is set up you will be their contact for any College Outside questions and new member additions. Not only is this a great way to fine tune your professional communication skills, but it’s also a great way to build a network in the Outdoor Industry and with College Outside as a company. Perks include commission, staff level pro-deals, Outdoor Industry event access, and more. Minimum Qualifications: Experience as a leader of a Collegiate Outing Club or Program Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong familiarity with College Outside A general stoke for the outdoors and College Outside Average 15 hours a week available for high-level internship If interested, please E-mail a Resume and Cover Letter to by January 10th, 2019. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Social Media Intern (Paid, Starts Winter 2019)

Social Media is one of the most important tools we use to connect with and build the College Outside community. You will work with our CEO and Digital Marketing Manager to build and grow our digital community, through consistent posting, daily management, and creative strategy. The ideal candidate has a strong sense of humor, is fiercely independent, & is passionate about working with other outdoorsy student groups. You will in be responsible for creating original content on all platforms, launching and maintaining our Instagram influencer team, & reporting on all work. To apply, e-mail your resumé, cover letter, and 3-5 example posts to Your example posts should be good enough to post on Instagram today and fully embody the College Outside brand, tone, & voice. In your cover letter, please indicate a handful of strategies that you will employ to continue the rapid growth of our user base. Application is currently closed.

Staff Photographers (Unpaid, Starts Immediately)

Calling all adventure photographers! College Outside is hiring creative interns to join our contributor team. Photographers must be self-motivated, independent, and passionate about creating beautiful and high-quality images. Photographers will be required to submit at least 30 photographs a month to be used on the College Outside website, in emails, and on social media. Photo content is flexible with a focus on adventure and the outdoorsy college student. Photographers may periodically be assigned to shoot specific content. This is a remote position. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of 15-20 photos that you feel embody the College Outside lifestyle to

Freelance Writers (Unpaid, Starts Immediately)

College Outside is looking for freelance writers to get featured on the publication. Share about your latest adventure and lessons you learned, a profile of a rad outdoorsperson, a how-to article, or a new outdoors start-up company: anything you think outdoorsy college students like yourself would love. Getting featured on the publication is a great resume and experience builder, and a way to get your club/business/story out there. To apply, email your pitch to outlining your main idea, content, and article style.

Product Specialist Intern (Position Filled)

The Product Specialist Intern will work with our HQ team and brand partners to bring to life their brand and product stories. This position will dive deep into the inner workings of an online retail site and see what it takes to run College Outside. You will be responsible for picking out and adding the newest and greatest outdoor products, as well as optimizing the e-commerce shopping experience. You’ll work on creating and updating copy on all pages of our website. We are looking for a detail-oriented, gear-obsessed, all-star who is able to work at least 15 hours per week. This position can be remote or done from our office in Carpinteria, CA. Applications are due August 3rd.

Marketing Intern (Position Filled)

Calling all Marketing Majors! This position will work side by side with our Digital Marketing Manager and CEO. You will be providing support on digital ad campaigns, creating and refining marketing assets, and designing creative new ways for College Outside to communicate with our student users. Throughout the semester, you may have the opportunity to collaborate on campaigns by top outdoor companies including Black Diamond, Thule, Gregory, and more. We are looking for a driven, creative, and detail-oriented student, who has held a leadership role in an outdoor group on campus. Experience with Google Analytics, Mailchimp, and Photoshop a huge plus. This position requires 15 hours a week, either remotely or from our office in Carpinteria, CA. Applications are due August 3rd.

Application Instructions

Most intern positions are paid, along with other amazing perks including free/cheap gear, free event access, first access to outdoor industry jobs, and the opportunity to work in a fast-paced rapidly growing startup! An ideal candidate will be outgoing, independent, and passionate about the outdoors. Please submit your resumé and cover letter (including references) to

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Abby Lawes, College Outreach Coordinator

“Not many internships come with coworkers who love craft beer and skiing more than you do. Not only has my time at College Outside been a blast and taught me a variety of skills, but it also has shaped my career aspirations. I have done work that directly affects the performance of the company, and that’s something that is pretty hard to find as a college student. I would work with College Outside until the day I am forced to retire if I could, but if I choose a different career path, I now know how fast paced, rewarding, and exciting a job can and should be.”

Becky Eder, Membership

“I’ve always loved being outside, and interning at College Outside has shown me a whole new way to participate in the outdoor community. College Outside has given me so many opportunities to get to know really rad college students and clubs across the country, and hear about all the awesome things they’re doing outside everyday. Sarah and everyone at College Outside are so supportive of my goals and interests, and have really taken the time to show me the ropes in the outdoor retail industry. I can’t believe I found my dream job so fast! “


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