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6 Mar 2019

Trek & Backpack Tres Brazos Hiking Guide Internship

Kalu Yala – Posted by Kaluyala Panamá, Panamá, Panama

Job Description

You are an experienced hiking guide and have interest in helping develop an ecotourism business as well as lead guests and residents on unforgettable outdoor adventures. You are passionate about sustainability and conservation and let it show through your informative guided tours and lifestyle. You are hospitable and can greet guests with a genuine smile. You have interest in facilitating a variety of outdoor activities and desire to help make a business thrive.

Tres Brazos Outfitters is looking for a passionate and multi-talented individual to join their team in the jungles of Panama as a full time outdoor recreation guide/intern who will support the company in a variety of roles. As an intern you will lead the Kalu Yala students hiking leaders program, train students in basic first aid and emergency procedures, assist in the running of Tres Brazos Outfitters storefront, properly book and lead hikes out of the valley, document trips utilizing apps like AllTrails and Instagram and much more. As an intern you will gain experience in multiple facets of an eco-tourism business and will gain mentorship in general Outdoor Recreation, ziplines, rafting, business creation, and more!


A degree or express interest in Business, Outdoor Recreation, Eco-Tourism, Hospitality etc

Guiding experience

Experience leading groups of adults aged 18-30 in groups of 2-15 at a time in instruction

At least 25 years of age (in case of car rental need for guests/trips)

Spanish Speaker

Organized and self-starter

Must be onsite in Panama before April 29, although mid-April is preferred

Preferred Skills:

WFA or WFR preferred

Manual 4×4 off-road driving experience


A space on a shared, open air platform for either a tent and air mattress (provided) or a hammock (must bring yourself) and three farm to table fresh meals a day cooked by kitchen (a room and board value of $550 a month)

Professional Development support and goal setting from Kalu Yala and TBO

Attendance to the Kalu Yala Institute Core Lecture Series

Opportunity to earn cash by leading guide-for-hire hikes, selling TBO trips, etc

About Tres Brazos Outfitters
Tres Brazos Outfitters is our onsite adventure guiding service that caters to staff, students and guests of Kalu Yala in exploring the beautiful land around the institute and town.


At Tres Brazos Outfitters we believe the best way to create stewardship for wild places is to get people to experience them. We strive to get people out of their comfort zones in order to fall in love with the outdoors lifestyle. Sustainability is at the core of our mission and we make sure everything we do keeps sustainable concepts in mind.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Internship. Job Types: Trek & Backpack. Job Tags: backcountry, backpacking, Guiding, hiking, Tropics, wfa, and wfr.

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