Thank you for your interest in working at International Rivers. Our global staff is dedicated to working in partnership with communities, organizations, and movements protecting their rivers, their ways of life, and our planet’s freshwater.

Internships & Volunteer Positions

From time to time, internship positions will be listed here. If you’re interested in interning with International Rivers, contact us via iwinkler@internationalrivers.org and sign up for our jobs and internships alert listserve.

Open Positions


Request for Proposals: Financial Management


Consultant: South Asia Communications

Role Purpose

International Rivers is looking for a communications consultant to support our South Asia Program to develop, edit and produce key communication outputs, including case studies, an issues brief and blog posts on women and rivers and alternative energy. The specific deliverables are listed below.

Deliverables and Responsibilities

Assist International Rivers staff in editing and writing support on key documents and communications products mainly:

  • Knowledge brief on micro hydro: Editing, proofreading and modifying the content of the draft brief.
  • Impacts on women by dams: Editing, two draft case case studies. Additionally, write and support the writing of related blogs with IR staff. 
  • Women and Rivers Profiles:
    • Conduct interview/s with key partners connected with our women and rivers work in South Asia.
    • Develop up to four blog posts / profiles for our Women and Rivers website highlighting the role of women in water governance in South Asia (approx. 800 words each).
  • Other communication pieces may be required.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in communication, journalism, publishing or equivalent work experience (or) Bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of human rights, or related subjects such as social sciences, development studies 
  • Ability to research, comprehend and report on complex issues
  • At least 3 years’ experience in writing, editing, proofreading and content production.

Quotation / Application

  • Provide your quotation in USD, which includes rates e.g. per page or per hour
  • Provide a copy of your CV. 
  • Provide 2-3 sample reports or materials recently created by you (preferably within the last 24 months). 

Timeline: To be completed by 30 November 2021
To apply: Please send your application to jobpost@internationalrivers.org with the Subject Line:  “South Asia Communications Consultant” and let us know where you heard about the position. Applications will be reviewed upon submission until the position is filled. 


Consultant: Women and Rivers Video Editor 

Role Purpose

The successful applicant will support International Rivers in creating a compilation video of our work on Women and Rivers over the past 4 years.

Deliverables and Responsibilities

  • Deliverables and responsibilities may include but is not limited to: 
    • Use existing photos and video clips of International Rivers Womens and Rivers work in the TROSA program and edit into a short video of no more than 3-5 minutes.
    • Work closely with the South Asia Program Coordinator on storyboard development and video production.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • At least 3 years experience in making videos/ films.
  • Has their own equipment required / hire the relevant equipment within the consulting fee
  • Be in a timezone that is South Asia friendly or be willing to work during South Asian working hours
  • Knowledge or experience with International Rivers’ style guide preferred

Quotation / Application

  • Provide your quotation in US dollars, which includes rates for editing and video production of a  3-5 minute video.
  • Provide a copy of your CV. 
  • Provide 2-3 sample video links  recently created by you (preferably within the last 24 months). 

To apply: Please send your application to jobpost@internationalrivers.org with the Subject Line:  “Women and Rivers Video Editor” and let us know where you heard about the position. Applications will be reviewed upon submission until the position is filled. 


Consultant: English-Hindi translator

Role Purpose

The successful applicant will support International Rivers on 2 project items, which will include translations from English to Hindi of the Community Based Water Governance Curriculum and a Community Guide to river protections. 

Deliverables and Responsibilities

  • Assist International Rivers staff translate :
    • Community Based Water Governance Curriculum
    • Community Guide to river protections.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in translation
  • Strong experience in relevant fields, particularly working with environmental non-profit groups or NGOs in South Asia.

Quotation / Application

  • Provide your quotation in US dollars which includes rates e.g. per page or per xx words.  
  • Provide a copy of CV. 
  • Provide 2-3 sample reports or materials recently created by you (preferably within last 24 months).

To apply: Please submit your application to jobpost@internationalrivers.org with the subject line “South Asia English-Hindi Translator” and let us know where you heard about the position. Applications will be reviewed upon submission until the position is filled. 


Consultant: English-Bengali translator

Role Purpose

The successful applicant will support International Rivers on 2 project items, which will include translations from English to Bengali of the Community Based Water Governance Curriculum and a Community Guide to river protections. 

Deliverables and Responsibilities

  • Assist International Rivers staff translate :
    • Community Based Water Governance Curriculum
    • Community Guide to river protections.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in translation
  • Strong experience in relevant fields, particularly working with environmental non-profit groups or NGOs in South Asia.

Quotation / Application

  • Provide your quotation in US dollars which includes rates e.g. per page or per xx words.  
  • Provide a copy of CV. 
  • Provide 2-3 sample reports or materials recently created by you (preferably within last 24 months).

To apply: Please submit your application to jobpost@internationalrivers.org with the subject line “South Asia English-Bengali Translator” and let us know where you heard about the position. Applications will be reviewed upon submission until the position is filled. 


Consultant: English-Nepali translator

Role Purpose

The successful applicant will support International Rivers on 2 project items, which will include translations from English to Nepali of the Community Based Water Governance Curriculum and a Community Guide to river protections. 

Deliverables and Responsibilities

  • Assist International Rivers staff translate :
    • Community Based Water Governance Curriculum
    • Community Guide to river protections.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in translation
  • Strong experience in relevant fields, particularly working with environmental non-profit groups or NGOs in South Asia.

Quotation / Application

  • Provide your quotation in US dollars which includes rates e.g. per page or per xx words.  
  • Provide a copy of CV. 
  • Provide 2-3 sample reports or materials recently created by you (preferably within last 24 months).

To apply: Please submit your application to jobpost@internationalrivers.org with the subject line “South Asia English-Nepali Translator” and let us know where you heard about the position. Applications will be reviewed upon submission until the position is filled. 


Consultant: South Asia Graphic Designer

Role Purpose

The successful applicant will support International Rivers on 3 project items, which will include the design and graphical support for the community water governance curriculum, a micro hydro knowledge brief and a Community guide to river protections.

Deliverables and Responsibilies

  • Deliverables and responsibilities may include but is not limited to: 
    • Development of creative aspects and the full design of the 3 project reports and related items for external stakeholders
    • Work with document editing teams and translators across different regions and time zones to ensure final projects are completed on time
    • Understand and follow International Rivers branding guidelines where applicable.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • At least 3 years experience in graphic design
  • Experience in designing reports in multiple languages preferred 
  • Knowledge or experience with International Rivers’ style guide preferred

Quotation / Application

  • Provide your quotation in US dollars, which includes rates e.g. per page or per hour
  • Provide a copy of your CV. 
  • Provide 2-3 sample reports or materials recently created by you (preferably within the last 24 months). 

To apply: Please send your application to jobpost@internationalrivers.org with the Subject Line:  “South Asia Graphic Designer” and let us know where you heard about the position. Applications will be reviewed upon submission until the position is filled. 


Interim Director of Programs

International Rivers works at the intersection of the environment, human rights, and social justice. The Director of Programs is an important member of the International Rivers team who is primarily responsible for leading and coordinating the work of our regional programs in Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as our organizational and global campaigns. The Director of Programs sits on the Management Team of International Rivers and works closely with the Executive Director, the development, communications, finance and operations functions and external partners to ensure that the organization meets its strategic and operational goals.  

Role Dimensions

Status: Full time for 12 months (parental leave cover, with possibility of extension). 

Salary range: Competitive for a senior management role in a non-profit, contingent on geography, experience

Location: Open, with preference for location in one of our regional offices in Brazil, South Africa, India or Thailand. 

Reports to: Executive Director

Reporting to this role: Regional and Global Program Directors. 

Travel: 10-20% — Up to several times a year to regional locations, head office in California. 

Salary and Benefits

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. International Rivers offers excellent benefits. International Rivers is an equal opportunity employer and offers a stimulating, casual and flexible work environment.

How to Apply

More information on this role and how to apply can be found in the Call for Applications.


Interns


If you are a student with opportunities for an internship to be compensated by a fellowship or academic credit from your educational institution, you are welcome to send your resume, a cover letter detailing your interest in our work and the specific internship requirements to contact@internationalrivers.org.

Volunteers


If you have skills and experience you would like to contribute to our work on a volunteer basis, you are welcome to write to contact@internationalrivers.org. Most of our volunteer opportunities are based out of our California headquarters and include help with database administration and communications.

If you’re interested in working for International Rivers in the future, sign up for our jobs and internships alert listserve.