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

Arctic Lands Conservation Specialist
Location: Anchorage, AK

Lead Ecologist
Location: Anchorage, AK

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Government Relations Director, Energy
Location: Washington, DC

PHILANTHROPY

Foundations Relations Specialist
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.

Government Relations Internship
Location: Washington, DC

Philanthropy Internship
Location: Washington, DC

Click here to learn more about our internship program

  • Michael Reinemer
    The Wilderness Society today praised Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) for introducing important legislation that would conserve more than 58,000 acres of public lands in Colorado’s Eagle and Summit Counties including approximately 40,000 acres of wilderness and more than 18,000 acres as special management areas.  
     
  • Michael Reinemer
    To mark the 50th year since the signing of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment and The Wilderness Society will host a conference on September 4 and 5 at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. “Celebrating the Great Law: The Wilderness Act at 50” will feature prominent authors, professors, historians, activists and Colorado’s poet laureate.  
     
  • cate tanenbaum

    Wilderness Society applauds House for moving beyond ‘gridlock’ but says new amendments lead legislation astray

    The Wilderness Society today praised the House Natural Resources Comamittee for advancing Wilderness designations for Washington state and Nevada but worries House legislation departs too significantly from more locally supported counterpart bills in the Senate.