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 http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society

Employment Opportunities

The Wilderness Society is currently recruiting for the following positions:

COMMUNICATIONS

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

CONSERVATION

Colorado State Director- Full Time
Location: Denver, CO (other CO locations considered)

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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

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

PHILANTHROPY

Senior Philanthropy Officer, Eastern Region- Full Time
Location: Washington, DC

Vice President, Philanthropy - 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

Government Relations Internship
Location: Washington, DC

Communications Internship
Location: Washington, DC

Communications Internship
Location: Denver, CO

Megan Dickie Leadership Fund Legal Clerk
Location: Denver, CO

 

  • Alex Thompson

    Today, the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management announced a new methane waste rule to replace its own regulations that went into effect only about one year ago. The new rule eliminates important environmental and public health protections established under the 2016 rule and will result in increased natural gas waste and reduced taxpayer revenue.

    The following statement is from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society:

  • Michael Reinemer

    President Trump’s infrastructure and budget proposals are essentially Valentine’s gifts to oil, gas, coal and other extractive interests.

    The plans would increase fossil fuel development on public lands, weaken environmental safeguards, drain funds from conservation programs and even allow selling off public lands to pay for infrastructure.

    Jamie Williams, President of The Wilderness Society, said:

  • Michael Reinemer

    Public lands and environmental protections would be steamrolled under President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan according to The Wilderness Society’s review of leaked White House documents.  His proposed fiscal year 2019 budget would likely further hobble budgets of federal land management agencies and choke vital programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Both are expected to be released on February 12.

    Drew McConville, Senior Managing Director at The Wilderness Society, said: