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 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:

Director, Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina
MountainTrue is seeking a director for its Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina (CCA) program. CCA is a network of people of faith and congregations who have united around a moral and spiritual call to preserve the integrity, beauty and health of God’s creation. The director is responsible for providing overall direction and faith-based leadership toward attaining the program’s mission, annual goals, and funding. They work closely with the CCA Steering Team and coordinate with MountainTrue staff. This position serves as an important bridge across faith, science, nonprofit, and secular organizations by connecting environmental and justice work. Read more and apply here.

Water Quality Intern (Asheville Office) – Summer 2021
MountainTrue and the French Broad Riverkeeper are currently seeking an intern to help with monitoring for E.coli and microplastics 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.  Special attention will be given to individuals who historically have been underrepresented in the environmental field. 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.