Seasonal Employment & Internship Opportunities:

Please click the links below to find information on all available positions, by department:

Thompson Island employs a dedicated and talented team of individuals with a wide range of skills to serve the many departments and functional areas of the organization. While the majority of our staff work on Thompson Island in the Programs Department, many serve to fill essential roles within Events, Operations and our Kitchen during the operating season. All departments, along with every individual we employ, are vital to the efforts of the organization and share a commitment to the mission and to serving Boston area youth.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks staff as diverse as the communities it serves. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


All employment inquiries or questions can be directed to

"I started working on Thompson Island August 2007, in House Keeping and as a Prep Cook. From there I worked my way up in the company and am now the Catering and Dining Services Coordinator. I love the island because it has gotten me away from the crazy inner-city that I have known all of my life, and given me the peace of mind of working with very good people in a beautiful place."

Anita Askew, Catering Services Coordinator