Working at Higher Ground

Working with Higher Ground Sun Valley means pushing boundaries while breaking down barriers. As staff, we bring diverse backgrounds together to provide unparalleled programming for our participants, while delivering efficacious nonprofit practices. We are self-starters, proactive, and motivated, as we constantly strive to enhance the quality of life for all individuals involved with our organization.

Current Employment Opportunities

Los Angeles

No positions at this time.

Sun Valley

No positions at this time.


Higher Ground offers seasonal internship opportunities across all our programming areas. If interested in therapeutic recreation, group and individual therapeutic methods, working with individuals with disabilities, or the nonprofit sphere, this organization will provide a unique environment to develop your skills.

The ideal intern candidate will have experience in some of the following: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, rafting, cycling, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, swimming, and rock climbing.

We are seeking individuals who are highly motivated, organized, and have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. There are plenty of opportunities to help others within Higher Ground. For those who are pursuing their therapeutic recreation degree, we follow the ATRA standards of practice and NCTRC internship guidelines.

If you are interested in interning with Higher Ground
please fill out an online application by clicking here, and email your letter of interest and resume to Kirstin Webster, being sure to specify whether you are interested in the HG Military program or HG Winter or Summer Recreation programs.

For additional information about an internship with Higher Ground Military program please view our Military Internship Fact Sheet.

For additional information about an internship with Higher Ground Recreation program please view our Recreation Internship Fact Sheet.

Internship Application Deadlines:

Winter/Spring – August 30
Summer/Fall – January 15
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received by the deadline for the timeframe of interest. Exceptions to the typical internship timeframe will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please be clear about your preferred timeframe in your letter of interest.