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 and sign up for our jobs and internships alert listserve.

Open Positions

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.


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


If you have skills and experience you would like to contribute to our work on a volunteer basis, you are welcome to write to 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.