Employment Opportunities


Current Opportunities:

Course Director (Circleville, WV, USA)

Accounting Assistant (Washington, DC, USA)

Resident Field Instructor (Circleville, WV, USA)

Seasonal Field Instructor (Circleville, WV, USA)

Operations Support Specialist (Circleville, WV, USA)

Ecotourism Intern (Circleville, WV, USA)

Mountain Fundraising Intern (Washington, DC, USA)

Wetlands Restoration Field Science Coordinator (Lima, Peru)

Mountain Fundraising Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Deadline: Open until filled
Supervisor: Program Officer
Overview: The Mountain Institute is seeking an enthusiastic intern with a passion for mountains and the environment to work for approximately 10-15 hours per week in our Washington, DC headquarters office. This intern will support our organizational growth and development.
Institutional Background:
The Mountain Institute (TMI) has a forty-year record of delivering practical and tangible solutions for mountain regions in the Himalayas, the Andes, and North America. We are also a leader in advancing the global agenda for sustainable mountain development. Our programs develop and apply tested approaches to conserve mountain habitats and resources, improve mountain economies, sustain mountain cultures, and strengthen the resilience of mountain peoples and environmental services in the face of climate change and other local and global pressures. For more information visit: www.mountain.org.
  • Produce donor thank you and acknowledgment letters, and other donor correspondence
  • Data entry and donor information tracking in databases such as Giftworks and Constant Contact
  • Assist and undertake individual donor and prospect research
  • Help identify and track prospects for foundation and agency fundraising in close coordination with TMI directors and other development staff.
  • Support preparation, research, and submission of grant proposals and proposal reports
  • Filing and archiving of documents, proposals and reports
  • Support the Executive Director, development staff, and Trustees to enhance TMI’s overall funding, particularly for unrestricted support
  • Provide support at speaking engagements and events
  • Provide other institutional support as needed
Minimum Requirements:
  • At least two years into an undergraduate program, or working toward a master’s degree.  A program/degree related to the environment or communications is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with donor management systems a plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and other design software a plus
  • Be hard-working and motivated
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Be able to meet deadlines
Compensation: Unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in a university or college, and we will work with them to obtain academic course credit from their university if possible.
To Apply: E-mail a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Mountain Fundraising Internship Application” to Program Officer Chris Czarnecki at cczarnecki@mountain.org
The Mountain Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer