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Oct 22 / BARD CEP

River Protection Internship- Washington DC

Organization: American Rivers

Position Title: River Protection Intern

Location: 1101 14th St. NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC, 20005, US

Hours and Compensation: unpaid

Application Deadline: not given


Organization Overview

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 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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Are you interested in working at the leading environmental non-profit for river conservation?  American Rivers is seeking a River Protection Intern in the Conservation Department located either at our Washington, D.C. office or working remotely elsewhere in the U.S.  This program provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience dealing with the natural resource policy and protection of rivers across the country.  Learn about the nation’s best rivers and how to protect them through Wild and Scenic River designation while experiencing the world of non-profit conservation first hand!

This intern will work directly with River Protection staff across the country to develop a comprehensive analysis of the management of Wild and Scenic Rivers. 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

American Rivers’ D.C. office is conveniently located within walking distance of multiple Metro and bus stops.

Compensation and Time Commitment:

American Rivers’ internships are unpaid; however, we will work with the successful applicant to obtain school credit if available. The position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the option to work remotely.

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. No phone calls please.

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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