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 Western North Carolina. Our board and staff will 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:


AmeriCorps Forest Keeper

The Forest Keeper Coordinator service position includes a combination of volunteer recruitment and coordination, on-the-ground stewardship on public lands, education, and data management. The position will include opportunities to learn from and network with conservation professionals from a variety of non- profit organizations and government agencies. Read more here.


AmeriCorps Project Conserve Outings & Education Coordinator

The Outings & Education Coordinator engages MountainTrue members and local residents in environmental protection in Western North Carolina through outings such as hikes and paddle trips, outreach programs and initiatives, and environmental education within the community. The coordinator will also serve as the project lead for educational events including the OLLI Ecology of the Southern Appalachians course and the No Man’s Land Film Festival. Read more here.


AmeriCorps Project Conserve Water Quality Administrator

This Conservation Water Quality Administrator position encompasses many facets: working with volunteers on many levels (recruiting, training, mentoring, organizing); learning and understanding meaningful ways to connect applied science to community needs at the local level; evaluating, designing, and implementing impactful programming for the betterment of the community and environment; and collaborating with all types of groups, from government agencies to civic organizations, school groups, other nonprofits, and community groups. Read more here.


French Broad River Paddle Trail Intern – Summer 2019

The French Broad River Paddle Trail is a series of campsites and access points that now connects over 140 miles of French Broad River. The Paddle Trail intern will work with the French Broad Riverkeeper to maintain and patrol all aspects of the Paddle Trail. This will include visiting each site on a regular basis, checking and working on maintenance issues at the sites including mowing, weed eating, cleaning compost toilets, shoveling access steps, fixing broken tables, etc. Position dates are May through September with flexible start and end dates. Read more and apply here.


Water Quality and Bacteriological Testing Intern – Open Now

MountainTrue and the French Broad Riverkeeper are currently seeking an intern to help with monitoring for E.coli in our local waterways. The position involves coordinating sampling volunteers, performing lab and field work, managing data, conducting research, and distributing results to the public. The ideal candidate will possess charisma and leadership skills, and an above-average attention to detail. No prior knowledge or experience in water quality monitoring is necessary; training will be provided.  Read more and apply 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.