Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

About Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit organization that was formed in 1986 by our founder Harold Schafer.

The TRMF operates lodging, entertainment and recreation attractions, and provides numerous historical education opportunities in the beautiful ND badlands near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Through the contributions and teamwork of a board of directors, a full time staff of approximately 40, 300+ seasonal employees , 500 + seasonal volunteers, and financial support from generous supporters from across the country, TRMF and Medora are a world class destination for guests and visitors young and old.

Housing is available to seasonal employees for $40 per week for a shared room and $65 for a single room. Employees have access to the Life Skills Center building which includes a cafeteria, fitness center, social room, and a resource room for students who are taking online summer classes. Other perks include free admittance and discounts to attractions, shops, and restaurants around town. TRMF seasonal employees have the opportunity for an end of season bonus and to apply for our scholarships. We will work with student interns to ensure that their job duties and special projects align with their university's academic requirements.

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Team Member

May 2021 - August 2021 Medora, ND
“I liked that I had the chance to be out in a new place for the summer, and get to form new relationships & grow my skills more each week. ”

Front Desk Supervisor

April 2021 - August 2021 Medora, ND
“The people are so very welcoming, it is a special place where they always say its a love romance little town. The history behind that special place is beyond compare. I like how they honor the history of people who first got to that little town and the whole foundation was donated by Harold Schafer. ”
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