Jobs, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
International Rivers supports communities around the world in protecting their rivers, watersheds and human rights. We work to halt destructive river development projects and to encourage more equitable and sustainable methods of meeting needs for water, energy and flood management. International Rivers has a strong commitment to maintaining a diverse staff.
People of color, women, and LGBTQI persons are strongly encouraged to apply. In an effort to achieve greater age diversity, International Rivers also encourages applications from people over the age of 50. To receive updates on new job and internship opportunities, please join our Jobs & Internships email list.
International Rivers is seeking a seasoned Campaigns Director to lead and manage a diverse suite of programs and campaigns in support of our mission. The successful candidate will be well-versed in river and hydropower issues, and have proven experience in planning and implementing environmental and/or economic justice campaigns in an international context. S/he will have demonstrated success in developing strategies, raising resources and managing budgets and personnel in support of programmatic goals. If you are qualified and interested, read the full job description and follow the application instructions here. (Please do not send your materials to the internship e-address below if you are applying for this position.)
We are seeking a campaigner to work in our Brazil regional office, located in Brasília. This is a full-time position with an initial one-year contract with the possibility for renewal. The Amazon Campaigner will support the planning and implementation of collaborative strategies aimed at promoting sustainable energy solutions in Brazil, coordinate research and advocacy work concerning the role of the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) in supporting dam projects in Brazil and neighboring countries, and lead the development and implementation of communications strategies for our Amazon Program. If you are qualified and interested, read the full job description and follow the application instructions here.
International Rivers is looking for an experienced, skilled, dynamic Co-Director or Campaigner for our South Asia Program. The successful candidate will be well-versed in river and hydropower issues, and have proven experience in planning and implementing environmental and/or economic justice campaigns in the regional context. The preferred location of this full-time position is Mumbai or Delhi. The Co-Director or Campaigner will work with partner organizations in South Asia and other parts of the world, and with colleagues in our Berkeley headquarters and our regional offices around the world. If you are qualified and interested, read the full job description and follow the application instructions here.
International Rivers is seeking a program coordinator for our China Program. The program coordinator plays a key role within the China Program team. The position will need a strong understanding of how environmental NGOs work in China, experience coordinating external English and Chinese language communications, and the ability to conduct high quality research and analysis. The position will involve frequent travel within China and other countries. The position will be based in either Beijing or at International Rivers’ headquarters in Berkeley, California. If you are qualified and interested, read the full job description and follow the application instructions here.
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
International Rivers offers occasional internships in each of our campaign areas. Please send your resume, a cover letter detailing your interest in our work, and a short writing sample to email@example.com. To see what past and present interns and volunteers have to say about their experience, check out some of their profiles here.
International Rivers welcomes a range of long-term and short-term volunteer support, including events, research consulting, media consulting, and admin support. If you are interested in volunteering at International Rivers, please fill out our online form. Indicate your availability, areas of volunteer interest, and any relevant experiences in the comment section.
- Volunteer at Rendezvous for Rivers and get in for free! We are looking for people willing to sign up for one and two-hour shifts to help with set up, clean up, and to act as crowd monitors and performer liaisons. If you are interested, please contact Quinn Van Valer-Campbell at 510.848.1155 ext. 329 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to let us know on Facebook that you're attending as well!