Skip to content
Sep 2 / BARD CEP

River Protection Intern- Washington, DC

Organization: American Rivers

Position Title: River Protection Intern (Fall)

Location: Washington, DC

1101 14th St. NW, Suite 1400, Washington, District of Columbia, 20005, United States

Hours and Compensation: American Rivers’ internships are unpaid. We request a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week but schedule and length of internship are flexible.

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered immediately, no deadline given


Organization Overview

American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams.  Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations.  Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide. For more information, visit


American Rivers is seeking a River Protection Intern in the Conservation Department at our Washington, DC office. This is an unpaid position, and can be part- or full-time. However, we will work with the successful applicant to obtain school credit if available.

Candidates should be enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program.

The intern will work directly with the Most Endangered Rivers Coordinator to develop a comprehensive analysis of the management of Wild and Scenic Rivers around the country. Responsibilities would include interviewing Wild and Scenic River stakeholders, compiling and organizing data from interviews, and drafting sections of a report on the status of Wild and Scenic River management. Other activities include compilation of a database of management plans for federal lands, and other river protection activities as needed.



  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Background in natural resources or conservation preferred
  • Passion for environmental issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact professionally within a diverse community
  • Advanced degree preferred

How to Apply

Applications will be considered immediately.  Applicants should submit a resume, references, and cover letter to: and put “River Protection Intern” in the subject line or to Stacey Detwiler, Conservation Associate; Attn: River Protection Intern; American Rivers, 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005.  No phone calls please.

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Leave a comment