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:

Temporary Contract – MountainTrue Development and Operations Coordinator
This is a part-time, four month temporary, contract position providing support to the Development Director. The position is responsible for processing donations, issuing donation acknowledgments and maintaining accurate data in the organization’s database. Read more.

Community Outreach and Water Quality Monitoring Intern (Asheville office) – Summer 2021
We are hiring an intern for the summer of 2021 who will participate in the 8-week Non Profit Internship Program (NPIP) sponsored by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Stipend of $3,200 provided. This position will be split evenly between community outreach and our French Broad Riverkeeper team. Students of color are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is February 15 at noon. Click here to see eligibility requirements and to access the application.

Water Quality Intern (Boone Office) – Summer 2021
The Water Quality Intern is responsible for aiding the High Country Water Quality Administrator (HCWQA) with managing multiple water quality monitoring programs. This position would require interactions with volunteers on many levels (recruiting, training, organizing). This position requires attention to detail and learning how to apply hard science skills to the needs of the community. The internship will run from May to August. 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.