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Internship Opportunities

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

Current Positions:
Power Past Fracked Gas Rally in Olympia, WA on February 21, 2019, photo by Ale Blakely.
Columbia River Advocacy Intern
Remote

This Columbia River Advocacy Internship is designed as an introduction to environmental advocacy at a nonprofit. The internship places a special emphasis on how nonprofits work in solidarity with Tribal Nations.

Water quality monitoring along the Columbia River.
Water Quality Technician Internship
Portland

Help promote healthy river contact and inform the public on safe places to swim.

H2O Heroes, Water Quality Interns
Water Quality Technician Internship
Hood River

Help promote healthy river contact and inform the public on safe places to swim.

Clean Water, hands in the Columbia

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

Cam Keely at Climate Strike
Community Organizer Intern
Remote

The Community Organizer Intern will gain valuable experience working with Riverkeeper staff, partner organizations, diverse community coalitions, and frontline communities who are successfully working together to protect the Columbia River from threats to communities, the river, and the environment.

Family by the Columbia River

Columbia Riverkeeper is a leader in high-profile campaigns to protect our region from fossil fuel infrastructure, toxic pollution, the Hanford Nuclear Site, and other threats facing Columbia River communities and salmon habitat.

 

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.

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