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

Associate Director of River Protection, Rivers of Puget Sound-Columbia Basin

The Associate Director of River Protection will coordinate American Rivers’ river protection work in the Rivers of the Puget Sound-Columbia Basin. The position will provide leadership in the development and implementation of projects and campaigns to protect and defend the region’s wild rivers and the public lands they flow through, with a primary focus on building broad-based support for new Wild and Scenic River and Wilderness designations in Washington State. The Associate Director will conduct outreach to local citizens, businesses, local and congressional elected officials, governmental agencies, tribes, and conservation and recreation organizations in the region. Learn more »

Central Valley River Restoration and Advocacy Director

The Central Valley River Restoration and Advocacy Director will help American Rivers take advantage of major opportunities to protect and restore floodplains in the Sacramento‐San Joaquin Basin, promote opportunities for Central Valley communities to recreate on Central Valley rivers, and promote a river stewardship ethic among California decision makers. 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.

There are no internships currently available. Please check back in the future.