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Columbia Riverkeeper is a successful nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Columbia River watershed.

Academic Credit Internships

Columbia Riverkeeper accepts applicants for school-credit legal, community organizing, science, and communications internships on a rolling basis. We also offer paid internships. Follow us on social media or visit columbiariverkeeper.org/jobs for the latest paid internship opportunities.

School-credit focus areas include:

Community Organizing: Learn from our team of community organizers on strategies for grassroots advocacy spanning our campaigns to protect the Columbia River from fossil fuels to Hanford cleanup.

Water Quality: Support conservation and water quality work by testing, reporting, researching, and writing about toxics and the water quality of the Columbia River. 

Legal: Hone your legal skills through investigative research, public participation in environmental regulation, and litigation.

Communications: Develop bilingual (Spanish and English) campaign branding assets through photojournalism and digital content creation, design, editing, videography, evaluation and reporting.

Positions are full or part-time throughout the academic year and during the summer (minimum 15 hours/week).

Interns support various projects at different stages—from inception to completion. To apply for a school-credit (unpaid) internship, send a cover letter explaining interest and availability and resume to info@columbiariverkeeper.org.


Columbia Riverkeeper is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Current Opportunity: Legal Interns

Apply by December 4th to be considered for one of three legal Internship positions