Careers and Internships

Put your skills and talents to work conserving wild places.

The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation. 

As an organization, we aspire to be inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits. 

To learn more about our commitment, please see

Employment Opportunities

The Wilderness Society is currently recruiting for the following positions:


Communications Manager, Northern Rockies- Full Time
Location: Boise, ID or Bozeman, MT


Colorado Plateau Representative- Full Time
Location: Denver, Durango, Grand Junction, or elsewhere in the Colorado Plateau Region

Southeast Regional Program Director- Full Time
Location: Metropolitan area in NC preferred (other metropolitan areas considered)


Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Special Advisor to the President- Full Time
Location: Washington, DC 


Senior Philanthropy Officer, Eastern Region- 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.

Summer 2018 Internship Opportunities - All are Paid Internships

Conservation Ecology & GIS Internship
Location: Bozeman, MT preferred; other locations may be considered

Government Relations Internship
Location: Washington, DC

Communications & Social Media Internship
Location: Washington, DC

Communications Internship
Location: Denver, CO

Megan Dickie Leadership Fund Legal Clerk
Location: Denver, CO