Careers & Internships

Kevin McNeal

Working at The Wilderness Society

Put your skills and talents to work conserving wild places.

As an organization, we aspire to be inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive.

We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits. To learn more about our commitment, please see Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

We are an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation. 

DC Community Service Day

DC Staff Community Service Day

Some Key Benefits:

  • Emphasis on a work/life balance and some telework may be available.
  • Strong organization commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. 
  • Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision plans.
  • Medical insurance available for as little as $5.00/month for employee only coverage.  Dependent/Family coverage available at an additional cost.
  • Generous Paid Time Off plan (20 accrued vacation days, 2 personal days, 12 accrued sick days & 11 recognized holidays per year)
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Bereavement Leave for family members as well as pets.
  • 6% contribution on Pre-Tax Retirement Funds.
  • 3 month paid sabbatical after 7 years of service.
  • Pre-tax transit benefits for metro and parking.
  • Free DC Capital BikeShare Membership.
  • Cell phone service reimbursement for exempt staff.
  • Paid Community Outreach Days.
  • Expansive network of outdoor retailer discounts.
  • Bi-Annual All Staff Retreat in iconic outdoor landscape.

Employment Opportunities


Senior Director of Advocacy Communications
Location: Most TWS office locations
This search is being conducted by Koya Partners.


Senior Director, Climate Solutions
Location: Any TWS Office
Application Deadline: October 31st 

Conservation Manager, Eastern North Cascades
Location: Wenatchee or Leavenworth, WA preferred, other locations in central WA State considered
Application Deadline: October 31st

Climate Solutions Associate
Location: Denver, CO, Albuquerque, NM or Durango, CO
Application Deadline: October, 31st  

Deputy Vice President, Field Programs
Location: Washington, DC
This search is being conducted by Koya Partners

Fall 2021 Internship Opportunities

This positions are currently closed.  Please check back in October for our Spring 2022 internship 

Summer 2022 Legal Clerkship

Summer 2022 Megan Dickie Wilderness Leadership Fund Legal Clerk
Location: Remote or Washington, DC, Denver, CO, or Bozeman, MT
Application Deadline: October 17th 

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship