Outdoor Educators Institute: 2018 Cohort

Youth Outside is currently accepting applications for the 2018 OEI cohort.

Applying for OEI

You can learn more about OEI here

Qualifications: 18 – 24 years old, female and/or woman-identifying* Bay Area resident. Has demonstrated need for financial assistance to pursue skills for a career in youth development and/or the outdoors. Applicants from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. *Cis, non-cis, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and trans women all encouraged to apply.*

Requirements: Commitment to attend and complete this 3-month program is mandatory, including evening workshops and weekend trainings; a strong desire to bring outdoor programs to underrepresented communities;  *previous experience in the outdoors preferred but not required, preferably as a participant in an urban-based outdoor program.

To Apply: You can apply online here. You can also find the 2018 OEI Application downloadable/printable here. Space is limited to 20 participants per cycle, so please note the application deadlines below.

Priority Deadline: May 25, 2018. OEI staff will review all applications submitted by this date and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Initial selection will be notified June 15, 2018.

Final application deadline: July 20, 2018.

Final participant selection will be announced July 27, 2018.


Youth Outside is currently seeking delivery partners for the 2018 OEI season. 

If your organization is interested in providing trainings during the 2018 OEI Fall cohort, you can learn more and fill our the RFP (Request For Proposal) here

Please direct questions regarding

Partner RFP to Rena Payan, Program Manager at rena@youthoutside.org

Participant application process to Jodie Darensbourg, Operations Associate at jodie@youthoutside.org