About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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Open Positions

River Restoration Coordinator

The River Restoration Coordinator will help American Rivers restore rivers through dam removal in Washington and Oregon. We are looking for candidates with the ability to assist in managing a multi-million dollar dam removal project, serving as a strategic partner to the lead project manager. The River Restoration Coordinator will provide technical assistance, budget management, grant management, and fundraising assistance to the project, as well as helping spearhead outreach and multimedia communications for both the project and other restoration efforts throughout the region. The River Restoration Coordinator will also work with American Rivers’ national River Restoration Program to coordinate government grant fundraising efforts. Our ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, creative, and aspire to become a future national leader at restoring rivers through dam removal. Learn more »

River Restoration Manager

The River Restoration Manager will lead American Rivers’ efforts to restore rivers through dam removal in Washington and Oregon. We are looking for candidates with the expertise to manage a multi-million dollar dam removal project and the initiative to cultivate additional dam removal projects in the Puget Sound and Columbia River watersheds. This includes leading an effort to strategically build regional capacity to remove dams with nonprofit, municipal, state, federal, and tribal partners. Our ideal candidate will have the ability and aspiration to be a national leader at restoring rivers through dam removal. Learn more »

Senior Writer

The Senior Writer is an accomplished communicator with broad-based responsibilities for conceptualizing, writing and editing clear, positive content about American Rivers in print and online. In addition, the position coordinates the production and printing of materials and interacts with the fundraising and communications teams to identify and produce collateral support materials. Learn more »


American Rivers’ Internship Program provides an exciting opportunity for individuals to gain professional experience in the environmental non-profit field. Our goal is to inspire and educate, providing hands-on experience to help develop participants in to the next generation of conservation leaders. We view a successful internship program as crucial to ensuring that the important work of protecting and restoring our natural resources continues to be at the forefront of the public consciousness. As part of our goal to engage an ever wider audience with conservation issues, we at American Rivers pride ourselves on promoting diversity throughout our organization and Internship Program.

Read about some of our former interns and see what they had to say about their internships with American Rivers »

Open Internship positions will be listed below. Please follow the links for more information and to apply for a specific internship.

Government Relations Intern – Spring 2017

Foundations Intern – Summer 2017

Government Relations Intern – Summer 2017

Hydropower Intern – Summer 2017

National River Cleanup Intern – Summer 2017

Science & Economics (S&E) Intern – Summer 2017

Social Media and Communications Intern – Summer 2017

River Restoration Intern – Summer 2017