If you’re talented, ambitious and passionate about environmental conservation, you should be working for American Forests, the oldest national conservation organization in the U.S. We offer a vibrant and friendly workplace, where your talents and interests can help move our mission forward. And our generous benefits package is a sign of our commitment to your longevity with us.



An American Forests staff member will contact you without delay if we determine that there is a match with our needs and your background. All candidate resumes are given due consideration and are kept on file for one year, but we cannot always respond personally due to the high volume of inquiries. American Forests is an equal opportunity provider.

American Forests staff members receive a variety of benefits:

  • A choice of HMO, POS and PPO health care, dental and vision plans
  • A 401(k) retirement plan that offers vesting after two years of service and a company contribution for eligible employees
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid leave for federal holidays
  • Basic and voluntary life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • A pre-tax commuting benefit
  • Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Summer hours
  • A business-casual atmosphere

Below are current open positions at American Forests.


American Forests often makes opportunities available for interns on a semester basis (fall, spring, summer). We invest our time and expertise in creating meaningful educational experiences for interns who qualify for and receive college credit for their time with us. Interns are not paid by American Forests.

The following is a list of internships currently available at American Forests:

Communications & Marketing Intern

American Forests Communications & Marketing department has a hand in all of American Forests communications channels — social media (Facebook, Twitter), publications (American Forests magazine, e-newsletter Forest Files) and web content (website articles, Loose Leaf blog). In addition, it is responsible for all publicity activities related to the organization, as well as creating marketing materials (such as brochures, online videos and print and web PSAs). Interns in this department will have the opportunity to assist on projects related to all of these items.

Job Description:

Complete writing and editing assignments for American Forests’ blog, website and social media channels; American Forests magazine; and special... (Read More)

Individual Giving Intern

American Forests’ Individual Giving department is responsible for finding private funds to support American Forests’ programs, research, and conservation efforts throughout the U.S. and abroad. The office works locally and nationally to support American Forests’ mission and vision, and towards the fulfillment of the objectives outlined in the organization’s strategic plan. Individual Giving is constantly expanding its donor base of individuals, and throughout the year the department drafts and sends out letters of inquiry and proposals to solicit funding for various projects, programs, and other operating needs. In addition, the department maintains and strives to increase various giving programs.

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Corporate & Foundation Development Intern

The office of Corporate & Foundation Development is responsible for securing funding from companies and foundations to support American Forests’ programs, research and conservation efforts throughout the United States and abroad. The office is constantly striving to expand its base of corporate and foundation donors and throughout the year creates and sends out proposals and applications to solicit funding for various projects, programs and other operating needs. The Corporate & Foundation Development Internship is a unique opportunity to learn about non-profit development firsthand while contributing to American Forests’ efforts to protect and restore forests.

Job Description:

Conduct research and compile profile... (Read More)

Intern, Information Technology

American Forests Information Technology (IT) team oversees all technical systems development and maintenance for the organization. The intern for IT programs is responsible for the following areas: 1) work with key stakeholders on staff to design and implement a SharePoint based intranet site; 2) participate in the development of new website tools and features; and 3) assist in ensuring smooth operation of the office’s information technology, such as desktop and laptop computers, the phone system, email and server, and more.

Requisite Education or Certifications:
Currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university. Must receive college credit for the internship, as this is unpaid.

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Policy Intern

American Forests’ Policy team develops the organization’s positions on forest conservation issues, directs the advocacy engagement activities and manages the government relations of the organization.


Monitor federal legislation, regulations and policy information on strategic conservation issues relating to American Forests’ policy platform and priorities. Help prepare communication materials related to such issues in the form of updates and alerts, advocacy letters, blog posts, website content and fact sheets. Attend meetings with federal agency and congressional staff members and monitor legislative briefings and hearings related to strategic conservation issues. Prepare internal research bri... (Read More)