Jobs, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

International Rivers envisions a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. Armed with on-the-ground evidence and cutting-edge research, International Rivers mobilizes civil society and communities to advocate for improved river basin governance, transparent and accountable energy infrastructure and human rights. We have been the driving force behind iconic campaigns to protect the world’s great rivers from harmful projects and pioneered global policy solutions.

International Rivers is a global team of talented and dedicated individuals.  We strive to be an inclusive and collaborative, and to bring a diversity of approaches to the work we do. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.  We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by environmental, social and economic injustice. 

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    Glenn Switkes Intern and Volunteer Program

    International Rivers' Intern and Volunteer Program is named in honor of Glenn Switkes who devoted his 15 years with International Rivers to working with communities in South America to protect their rivers. To see what past interns and volunteers have to say about their experiences, check out some of their profiles here.

    Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

    Our Oakland headquarters accepts applications on a rolling basis for administrative, research, development, and communications assistance. Please send your resume, a cover letter detailing your interest in our work and the specific internship along with a short writing sample to


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