Jobs and Internships


CRF values the need for students in higher education to practice experiential learning and we offers several opportunities each year for students to work with the organization.

Learn more about Education and Kayaking Program Internships, a unique opportunity to teach environmental education and kayaking skills to children and teens.

Summer 2020 Internships:

If you are interested in being placed on our list for consideration for Summer 2020 Internships or you are interested in a 2019-20 school year internship, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of 2 references to Diana Daniels,

What Past Interns Say…

“As a Riverkeeper intern, I was exposed to a variety of opportunities that gave me great insight into the types of roles members of an environmental non-profit team play. Although working with a lot of data throughout the summer, this was broken up by a good amount of field work where in-office research was put to use. I finished the summer with a breadth of knowledge in both field, lab, and office work that will be invaluable in the future. I would highly recommend this internship for individuals who are looking for experience in field work, environmental data management, or GIS work. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at CRF, both because of the meaningful work I was doing and the helpful and welcoming staff at the organization.” – CJ Triana, Queens University, Summer 2018 Riverkeeper Program Intern

Throughout my summer with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, I learned so much about non-profit organizations and our waterways, all while gaining invaluable business experience that will help me work toward my future career goals. I feel more confident in design, social media, and community outreach after working as the Marketing and Development Intern. I couldn’t recommend this internship enough, as it has been a great experience for me and the other interns!” Amanda Martin, UNC Chapel Hill, Summer 2018 Marketing and Development Intern

“These past two summers I have had the honor to work with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. I have learned more about the management of nonprofits, outreach programs, and publicity strategies than I thought I ever would from an internship. As an Environmental Studies undergrad, the connections, relationships, and skills I have acquired are unparalleled. CRF is an incredibly hard working organization, devoted to the well-being of our waterways, lakes, and rivers.” – Bill McGowan, Guilford College, Summer 2016 & 2017 CREEK Program