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International Group Leader


United States: Vermont, Washington D.C.


- Are professional, flexible, resilient, resourceful, and pro-active
- Genuinely enjoy spending time with high school students
- Have strong organizational and logistical skills, and are able to manage a budget
- Are willing to put their students’ learning and development ahead of their own experience
- Are ready for an intense, challenging, and rewarding summer
- Come from a wide variety of backgrounds
- Are, above all, educators and facilitators

- Experience working with young people (preferably high school students) in a leadership capacity
- In-depth experience in one or more of the countries or regions in which The Experiment operates
- At least 21 years of age (Applicants must be 21 or older by June 1, 2017.)
- A bachelor's degree (Current undergraduates may apply if they are on track to obtain their bachelor’s degree by June 15, 2017.)
- Ability to pass a criminal background check
- Eligibility to work in the United States
- A current passport
- CPR / first aid certification (The Experiment provides all hired leaders with a $90 certification stipend that can be used toward CPR / first aid certification. If a leader is currently CPR / first aid certified, the certification stipend may be used to pursue higher safety certifications, such as Wilderness First Responder.)
- Physical ability to participate fully in the planned activities of your assigned program (All programs require leaders to be able to lift at least 50 pounds and walk for long stretches of time throughout each day. Many of our programs also include outdoor physical activities such as hiking, swimming, and biking.)
- Complete availability for the duration of your assigned program and the Leader Training Workshop in Brattleboro, Vermont (June 20–26, 2017)
--Willingness and ability to complete post-program evaluations and reports

* Commitment to Diversity *
The Experiment is committed to recruiting and supporting students of diverse backgrounds, and thus The Experiment is equally committed to hiring International Group Leaders who represent diverse geographic, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds.

The Experiment is currently accepting applications for 2017 International Group Leaders. The final application deadline is January 24, 2017. Apply online.

** LEARN MORE ** about the leader hiring timeline and access the application on our website.

Minimum Education


Job Types

  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Camp Counselor & Trip Leader
  • Counseling
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Rights
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Media
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Photography
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology
  • Theology
  • Women's Studies


  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mongolian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Experience Required


    Please check out our minimum required qualifications stated above

This Program is open to

American Participants.

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-4 weeks