Jobs and Internships

MountainTrue requires all paid staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless medically contra-indicated.

Join the MountainTrue team!

MountainTrue’s staff care deeply about our environment and the communities of Western North Carolina. As a team, we’re committed to hard work but also having fun with each other. Accountability, camaraderie, and fidelity to our Guiding Principles: this is what makes MountainTrue a wonderful place to work. Does this sound like the right fit for you? Then, maybe you too are MountainTrue.

MountainTrue is committed to the principles of equity, inclusion, and non-discrimination. We do not discriminate against individuals, communities, or organizations on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or physical/mental disability.

We recognize and honor diverse cultures and traditions and proactively seek individuals for all aspects of our work from varied backgrounds for the greater enrichment of the organization. To address structural bias, MountainTrue intentionally invests in diverse leadership within our programs, staff, board, volunteer base, and membership.

We are committed to a proactive and strategic equity approach at an institutional and societal level. We understand this work to be an ongoing learning journey as we build an understanding of how structural differences in power impact and inform the work we do in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Our board and staff work together to continually build our analysis and invest in capacity-building opportunities (e.g., workshops) that can deepen and inform our commitment to fostering equity through our work.  

Open Positions

High Country Outreach Manager

Boone, NC

Accepting applications until 3/15/24 


MountainTrue works with anywhere from 5 – 15 interns and countless volunteers each year across our different regional offices and program areas. If you are interested in interning with MountainTrue, we encourage you to review the different position descriptions below that represent the programs that most frequently have position openings. 

To apply for a position:

  • Decide which position(s) most interest you
  • Decide whether you want to apply through a video submission (see details below) or written application
  • Click the button below to submit your contact information and desired position using the application form. If you do not have a Google account or cannot access the form, contact Amy Finkler at amy@mountaintrue.org
  • Either upload a video file using the form or type your responses to the remaining questions on the application form
  • If desired or if a particular position requests it, upload other documents to the form like a resume

Video Application Option
If you would prefer to submit a video application, we are pleased to provide that opportunity. Please record yourself (either video or audio file) responding to all of the questions at the bottom of the application form beginning with: “Please tell us why you are interested in this position.” Then upload that video file using the application form, answer the required questions, and submit the form. The maximum file size allowed through the form is 10 MB. If your file is larger than that, please contact Amy Finkler at amy@mountaintrue.org to coordinate another way to send us your recording.

Additional information
If MountainTrue works on an issue that you are interested in but does not have a related position described here, you may choose to name and describe the position you are looking for in your application, and we will consider whether we might have a need for that kind of work.

Standing internship application dates: March 30, 2024 for a summer 2024 position. October 30, 2024 for a spring 2025 position.

Western Region Water Quality Intern

Murphy, NC

Accepting applications for a summer 2024 internship. Apply by March 30, 2024. 

French Broad Water Quality Interns

Asheville, NC

Accepting applications for two summer 2024 internships. Apply by March 30, 2024. 

Neighbors for More Neighbors WNC Intern

Asheville, NC

Not currently accepting applications.

Healthy Communities Intern

Asheville or Hendersonville, NC

Not currently accepting applications.

Nonnative Invasive Plant Intern

Asheville, NC

Not currently accepting applications. 

Creation Care Alliance Intern

Western North Carolina / remote

Not currently accepting applications.