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:


Senior Managing Director, Government Relations - Full Time
Location: Washington, DC


Director, Strategic Operations - Full Time
Location: Washington, DC

Senior Director, Membership & Mid-Level Giving - Full Time
Location: Washington, DC

Strategic Operations Assistant - Full Time
Location: Washington, DC


Internship/Volunteer 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.

Spring Semester 2017

Government Relations Internship (DC) 

Communications Internship- (DC)

Communications Internship- (Denver)


  • statewide survey of 600 registered voters in Washington, Oregon and California, with an additional oversample of 200 registered voters in California counties, was conducted by telephone using professional interviewers, including 45% of all interviews conducted via cell phone.

  • “We Can’t Wait: Why we need reform of the federal coal program now,” shows how the industry has been passing on millions in costs every day to the public. The status quo of the program has impacted public lands to the tune of billions of dollars and could multiply if coal companies aren’t held responsible for cleanup as they go bankrupt. Damages due to climate change from mining emissions will cost billions and drinking water for entire cities could be lost to mining or polluted beyond safe drinking levels.

  • BLM Planning 2.0 hearing support documents