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 355,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

American Rivers embraces and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Rivers Connect Us is more than just our tagline. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities, and we seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field. The life experiences, knowledge, innovation, and talent that each individual brings to our work provides perspectives, experiences, and competencies which are critical to our effectiveness in protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature.

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Open Positions

Director, Clean Water Supply

American Rivers’ Clean Water Supply program works to ensure all people have access to clean water and a healthy river. We work to reduce the impacts the built environment has on rivers and water quality, through the increased use of natural infrastructure and integrated water management. This position will be responsible for overseeing our Clean Water Supply work in the Mid-Atlantic region, with an emphasis in Pennsylvania. Learn More »

Conservation Associate Director, Puget Sound-Columbia Basin

The Associate Director will provide leadership in campaign strategy development and implementation, coalition building, and media and communications work to protect and defend the region’s wild rivers and public lands, with a primary focus on building broad-based support for new protective designations in Washington’s North Cascades. Learn More »

Human Resources Director

The Human Resources (HR) Director leads human resources for American Rivers, a national organization with multiple offices. The position is responsible for managing HR functions such as employee relations, compensation and benefits, compliance, performance management, on-boarding and off-boarding, and payroll. 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 »