Jobs and Internships

Current Job Openings

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: We are currently looking for our next full-time Executive Director! 

This highly visible position and organization works with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by protecting farms and forests, conserving natural areas, and promoting livable urban and rural communities. The ED will bring inspirational leadership, vision, strategic acumen, effective management and implementation skills, development experience, and public outreach abilities to inspire and collaborate with board, staff, and stakeholders. 

Please refer to this Executive Position Profile for full details, instructions, and contact information where you may direct any referrals or recommendations. Thank you for your interest. The position will remain open until filled.  


We are accepting applications for our 2017 Gerhardt Internship through Thursday, February 23, 2017. 

Here is our flyer with internship terms, selection criteria, and instructions. This is a highly competitive internship, so we recommend you begin your application process as early as you can. Good luck & we are excited to hear from you!

Note: Please check this FAQ first, then if you have remaining questions about the internship or application process, contact Robin Jennings, at robin[at] 

Volunteer Possibilities

1000 Friends want to see what you love about Oregon. Please send photos of what you love about Oregon to with your name, the place the photo was taken, what you love about it, and the month you took the photo. Watch online and in our email newsletter for your work! 

There are many ways to volunteer your time for 1000 Friends. Whether it is hosting a house party, volunteering at an event, contacting your own networks to take action, or coming into the office – our volunteers are essential to our work. 

Please fill out our volunteer interest form to let us know what you would like to help us out with, then we'll get in touch with opportunities. Click here to fill out the form.

At this time, we are especially interested in volunteers with photography, videography, or graphic design skills.

Cooperating Attorney Program

1000 Friends of Oregon's Cooperating Attorney Program (CAP) matches meritorious land use cases with attorneys willing to do up to one pro bono case per year. The CAP program primarily represents rural landowners. Attorneys interested in participating in CAP should contact Mary Kyle McCurdy at