Wilderness Fellow, Society for Wilderness Stewardship

Various locations across the US (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Utah, Montana)

Organization: Society for Wilderness Stewardship


  • Attend one-week training in Powell, Idaho (travel provided).
  • Work out of remote locations, residing in agency housing when available.
  • Coordinate meetings and interviews with land management agency staff.
  • Research, compile and analyze legislative and administrative historical data.
  • Travel to and into wilderness areas.
  • Compile data for selected monitoring and complete components of wilderness monitoring.
  • Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness data.
  • Participate in weekly calls with the SWS National Program Coordinator and monthly calls with all Fellows.
  • Set and meet benchmarks and deadlines for data collection, meetings, and draft and final reports.
  • Create comprehensive written reports for each project completed.

Desired qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Educational background in Wilderness Management, Protected Area/Natural Resource Management, Recreation Resource Management, Conservation Social Science, Environmental Policy, Natural, Biological and/or Physical Science.
  • Deep interest in wilderness/resource management.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Research skill and attention to detail and organization.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects, high degree of initiative.
  • Understanding and ability to use GIS.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to set and follow realistic goals and objectives.
  • Flexibility to adapt when faced with changing needs and priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, comfort with technology and social media.
  • Ability to travel to training and remote field locations (travel provided), and to relocate if necessary (assistance not provided).

Start and end dates: May 21, 2018 – November 9, 2018

Salary/pay: $600 Weekly Stipend

How to apply: To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional or academic references to: hiringmanager@wildernessstewardship.org.

Application deadline: March 2nd