TERM: Fall 2021 
LOCATION: Washington, DC (Remote Telework possible)  
REPORTSTO: National River Cleanup® Manager 

ABOUTAMERICANRIVERS 

Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, 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 an 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 maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org

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. 

In achieving our mission, American Rivers is guided by six core values: Passion, Integrity, Teamwork, Commitment, Balance, and Diversity, equity and inclusion. These core values are the foundation for our work and inform all of our interactions and communications both inside and outside of the organization. For more information about our values please visit https://www.americanrivers.org/about-us/our-values/

POSITION SUMMARY 

American Rivers is seeking a fall intern to work either in-person or remotely with the corporate relations team. The Corporate Relations Intern will gain direct experience with nonprofit corporate fundraising and volunteer program management for the National River Cleanup (NRC) program. Tasks may include developing new NRC tools and materials, conducting corporate research and drafting briefs, writing blogs, collecting NRC organizer stories for the website and other American Rivers publications, analyzing data, engaging in outreach, assisting with event planning and other special projects.  

The intern will be invited to all relevant team and department meetings, be provided with internal and external networking opportunities and meet regularly with supervisors to discuss work and seek advice. Upon completion, the intern will have a solid grounding in corporate fundraising, familiarity with river conservation issues and a portfolio of project outputs. This internship is a great opportunity for anyone interested in obtaining valuable skills while exploring a career in nonprofit conservation or fundraising. 

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented and creative   
  • Interest in writing, marketing, communications, event planning and fundraising   
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel   
  • Commitment to American Rivers’ Core Values 
  • Experience in Adobe Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop and/or Canva a plus  

TIME COMMITMENT AND PAY: American Rivers’ summer internship lasts at least eight weeks between the period of September – December 2021. This internship requires a commitment of 10 to 16 hours per week during regular business hours. This internship is unpaid. American Rivers will provide a teleworking subsidy of $50 per month during the internship period to help offset the costs of personal telecommunications and internet services.  A transit subsidy of $5 per day is available to help offset the intern’s commute if commuting into the DC office. In addition, American Rivers will work with the intern to obtain academic credit where available. 

APPLICATIONS: Internship applications will be accepted through August 8, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to https://americanrivers.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Please include in the cover letter why you are interested in the internship and your future career goals.  No phone calls please.  

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply