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Positions with our Partners

For Job Seekers RMS

Permanent, Full Time

  • Global Durable Freshwater Protection Scientist - The Nature Conservancy. This person will expand TNC's freshwater science program and help accelerate the urgently needed contribution towards bending the curve on the rapid decline of freshwater biodiversity. The DFP Scientist will provide strategic leadership, as well as technical and scientific support to global, regional, and local-level freshwater protection projects.
  • Freshwater Community of Practice Manager - The Nature Conservancy. This person will lead the development and implementation of the FW-CoP, managing projects that increase connectivity between staff, programs, and projects to enable The Nature Conservancy to efficiently and effectively achieve our freshwater conservation and protection goals.

Seasonal, Part-Time

  • Virtual Student federal Service (VSFS) Program: Are you familiar with the VSFS Program? One recent project completed through this program is the update of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Annual Performance Reporting document. You can see the National and Region 1 version attached above. Reach out to me if you want more info on VSFS or the reports. Apply now(Shared by member Jimmy Gaudry, May 9, 2022)
  • Aquatic Monitoring Field Technician - Monte Vista CO, The Great Basin Institute
  • Water and Energy Educator,  Extra-Help - Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma (Intermittent)
  • Riverlink (several positions): RiverCamp Counselor, AmeriCorps Watershed Coordinator, AmeriCorps Education Coordinator, AmeriCorps Stewardship Coordinator

Graduate Assistantships, Internships, Fellowships

  • Recent Graduate Hydrologist/Geomorphologist – USGS MD-DE-DC Closes Jun 28, 2022
  • River Recreation Access Intern, River Management Society, 30 hours/week for 16 weeks, paid, remote. Applications due June 15, 2022.
  • Wild and Scenic River Restoration Research Intern, River Management Society, 30 hours/week for 12 weeks, paid, remote. Applications are due June 15, 2022
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Intern - La Crosse, River Alliance of Wisconsin
  • Stewardship Intern - Northern Forest Canoe Trail
  • Intern - Hydropower Reform Coalition. Closes January 31, 2022. (Shared by member Katie Schmidt) 
  • River Monitor with Teton County/Jackson Parks and RecreationTeton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation.
    • Priority deadline for best consideration will be January 17th, 2022. (3 positions)
      - Check boating permits electronically and coordinate with administration on launch schedules, non-permitted boats and guide concerns related to permitting.
      - Litter, trash, and recycling removal from boat ramps.
      - Light infrastructure maintenance; painting, kiosk maintenance, updating signage and facility inspections.

  • Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails System Program Analyst Fellow: Location: Remote/Denver, CO or Washington DC. Applications due Jan. 3, 2021 Apply now. For this 11-month Fellowship, the National Park Service, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Hispanic Access Foundation, is seeking assistance and guidance in research, data collection and visualization, and communications to support the Wild and Scenic Rivers System and National Trails System. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work across agencies to support vital collaborative projects.
  • PWSR Projects and Communications Fellow: Location; Remote/Springfield, MA. Applications due Jan. 3, 2021. Apply now. The National Park Service and the Hispanic Access Foundation are seeking assistance for program development, communication efforts, and special projects that better promote and build awareness and support for the Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Program (PWSR). (11 month program).
  • OutdoorIndustryJobs.com - The ultimate destination to find a job in the Outdoor Industry. Join other career-minded people who have successfully combined their passion for the outdoors with a challenging, fun and rewarding job. 
  • Northwest Treaty Tribes are hiring! Take a look and pass along current job openings from Treaty Tribes in Western Washington, posted at NWIFC.
  • The Conservation Job Board: a new resource for job seekers!
  • Environmental Stewards, How to Partner With Us describes the Environmental Stewards program. You can find the application at www.environmentalstewards.org under the “partner” button.  What can stewards do?
    • Water/Vegetation monitoring
    • GPS use and GIS mapping
    • Grant Writing
    • Interpretive Services
    • Program Development
    • Invasive Species Management
    • Outreach and Education
    • And other hands-on work related to environmental stewardship
    Benefits of Using Environmental Stewards
    • Stewards are locally recruited but logistically supported by ES staff
    • Environmental Stewards provides payroll, worker’s comp, and liability insurance
    • Environmental Stewards can provide an AmeriCorps Educational Award based on the amount of hours served
    • ES already has some national cooperative agreements with land management agencies – Stewards can be placed easily, they can be, but do not have to be students and are selected by the hiring agency or organization. 
    • Stewards can potentially qualify for the Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring authority, and/or the PLC Direct Hire authority. 
    • ES is an official 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program – Steward’s work supports the national efforts of the 21CSC.

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Early Career Resources

We may not know you to see that you are an individual who finds passion in rivers and are considering rivers as the framework for  your life's work. RMS is going to try to provide avenues for you to learn, get to know, and grow with one of hundreds of positions that support river health, protection and management. When you choose a role that resonates, you'll enjoy responsibilities that are challenging, exciting, and gratifying. Here are a few organizations that can connect you with river jobs and offer invaluable training and mentoring opportunities, as well.

  • Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education represents a collection of all environmental education providers and supporters in the state of Colorado. Learn about them further at the CAEE website.  Here's a recent annual report.
  • The Environmental Stewards (ES) Program, a program of Conservation Legacy (previously Southwest Conservation Corps) offers land and water management agencies and non-profit organizations opportunities to accomplish specific projects and provides individual placements for young people “Stewards” interested in gaining experience in natural and cultural resource management. With support from ES Program staff, Stewards are placed with state and federal programs and non-profits (host sites) in 10-week to year-long positions through-out the United States. Visit the ES website.
  • Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO) is the first resource-based community for people committed to transforming youth outdoors. If you are interested in joining the community, check it out.