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Internships & Jobs

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.  

Currently Hiring:

Central Region Director

MountainTrue seeks a regional director for its Central Region, based in Asheville.  This will be the organization’s primary representative in Buncombe, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancy counties, though a majority of the work will be in Asheville and Buncombe County. This person will build public support for identified environmental and community issues in the region, focusing on MountainTrue’s programmatic priorities. Specific priorities include transit, land use, energy, and advancing equity. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2021. To learn more and apply, click here.

Western Region Non-Native Invasive Plant (NNIP) Intern (Murphy, NC)

MountainTrue is seeking a dedicated individual to fill a part-time 12-week internship position for its western region in Fall 2021. The Intern will serve a minimum of 180 hours from August 30, 2021 through November 20, 2021. This internship position includes a combination of on-the-ground stewardship of public and conserved lands, volunteer recruitment and coordination, and public outreach. This is a paid position. To learn more and apply click here.


We value mountain communities that are vibrant, livable, and respectful of their connection to and dependence on the region’s natural environment.
We value the integrity of natural systems – air, land, water, and native plants and animals – and believe in protecting and restoring them for the benefit of all generations.