Design Intern

Love hiking, backpacking, and the outdoors? Want to work with one of the fastest growing outdoor media companies and USA TODAY’s Top Hiking and Outdoor Blog?  You’ve stumbled onto the right page.

We are looking for someone who is graphically inclined and loves the outdoors to join our team. The chosen candidate will get the opportunity to have their work exposed in front of hundreds of thousands of people every month as part of one of the fastest growing media organizations in the outdoor industry..


We are looking for a rock-star intern who possess both an eye for top-notch design and the technical skills to execute. A definite bonus for anyone who loves the outdoors. The ideal candidate will be proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign. We have a host of fun design projects already in queue for whoever is capable of joining our talented, young team.

The chosen candidate will received the opportunity to have their work featured on one of the top outdoor websites in the country.

This is an unpaid internship with a small quarterly stipend, however, previous design interns now work on a part-time basis for The Trek.  We are also happy to work with your university to help get school credit for your work.


Candidates must be able to work between 5-10 hours per week. Must have own computer, software, and Internet access. This is a remote position, unless the candidate lives near Golden, CO, in which case they have the option to work from The Trek HQ (pandemic pending).

Additionally, the ideal candidate has:

  • At least 2-4 years experiences with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or other similar quality photo editor / image creation software.
  • A love for backpacking / hiking (not required, but a bonus).
  • A background in web design (not required, but a bonus).


The Trek is a media company dedicated to thru-hiking and long distance backpacking enthusiasts. The website is read by more than a quarter million people per month, with more than 400,000 social media followers, is home to the #1 hiking podcast and serves, as the writing and blogging home to more than 300 backpackers.


Interested in joining our team?  Please send a resume, portfolio, and a couple paragraphs about yourself here.