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 $6.00/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 & 12 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. 
  • Paid Community Outreach Days.
  • Expansive network of outdoor retailer discounts.
  • Bi-Annual All Staff Retreat in iconic outdoor landscape.

Employment Opportunities

Southern Appalachian Community Conservation Specialist
Location: Western North Carolina, North Georgia, Southwestern Virginia (Greater Asheville, NC, Area preferred, other locations considered) 
Application Deadline: June 26th 

Government Relations Sr. Representative or Sr. Manager, Equitable Access
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: June 12th 

Organizing & Strategic Partnerships Digital Content Producer
Location: Remote
Application Deadline: June 5th
**Please note: if you previously applied for Community Led Conservation Digital Content Producer you do not need to reapply for this role. You will already be considered for this position**

RAY Conservation Diversity Fellowship

TWS is excited to partner with the RAY Conservation Diversity Fellowship program to host a 2 year Fellow within our Philanthropy Team.  

For more information about the RAY Fellowship and to apply please check out their website: TWS RAY Conservation Diversity Fellowship. 

Summer 2022 Internship Opportunities

The application cycle is now closed.  Please check back in June for our fall opportunities. 

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship- 2022

Application cycle is now closed.