Careers and Internships

Put your skills and talents to work conserving wild places.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. If one of our openings interests you, please send your resume and other requirements as requested in the posting. 

The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of differences based on an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristic. 

Employment Opportunities

The Wilderness Society is currently recruiting for the following positions:

CONSERVATION

Wilderness Inventory Technician- Temporary
Location: Boise, ID

COMMUNICATION

Director, Energy Communications- Full Time
Location: Washington, DC

Marketing Director- Full Time
Location: Washington, DC or Seattle, WA

Communications Manager, Northwest Region- Full Time
Location: Boise, ID

PHILANTHROPY

Administrative Assistant - Full Time
Location: Washington, DC 

Northwest Senior Philanthropy Officer- Full Time
Location: Seattle, WA

Strategic Services Coordinator - Full Time
Location: Washington, DC

Internship Opportunities

The following internships are available at The Wilderness Society.  Each opportunity is designed for undergraduate or graduate students in the summer, spring, and fall semesters; please see individual postings for semester-specific information and application deadlines.  Unless otherwise noted, all internships are unpaid.

Summer Semester 2016

Communications Internship
Location: Denver & Washington, DC

San Gabriel Mountains Advocacy Internship
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Government Relations Internship
Location: Washington, DC

To Apply: Please email a resume, cover letter, and recent writing sample as noted in the specific posting to internships@tws.org. Please use the subject line to indicate the internship program you are applying for.

Click here to learn more about our internship program

  • Michael Reinemer

    Rather than using taxpayer dollars, the program’s funds come from a small slice of royalties from oil and gas leases in publicly owned offshore waters. 

    The 2017 budget would invest $900 million for conservation and recreation projects, which is the annual amount authorized by the 1964 bill that created this popular program. However, actual funding approved by Congress has traditionally fallen far short of that amount. 

    Alan Rowsome at The Wilderness Society commented:

  • Anonymous

    “The proposed guidelines from the Bureau of Land Management governing natural gas waste are a huge step forward toward ensuring public resources on federal lands are used for Americans’ benefit, and not wasted.

    “For too long, oil and gas companies have been able to vent and flare unlimited quantities of natural gas and ignore massive leaks from outdated infrastructure. These unregulated actions have immense consequences for American taxpayers, who lose out on more than $330 million annually from gas that is not being sold.

  • Jennifer Dickson

    The 2016 Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) draft released by Utah Representative Rob Bishop fails to provide adequate protections for scenic public lands in the state, would undermine bedrock environmental laws and threatens to despoil key public lands.