Jobs and Internships


We are not currently hiring. Thank you for your interest, and please check back with us for future job opportunities.


Gerhardt Internship: This paid internship provides an opportunity for on-the-job experience for planning students, or those in similar fields, especially for those interested in public service. You will work one on one with our Senior Policy Director, with support from other staff, on one or two major projects that drive 1000 Friends policy work. Please submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcript, writing sample, and three reference letters by Thursday, February 18, 2016. Click here for a full position description and application instructions

Development & Special Event Internship: This position will work closely with our development director to plan, manage, and execute what's been called "one of the most authentic nonprofit events in Oregon." Please submit a cover letter and resume to Click here for a full position description and qualifications

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