Earthworks is hiring. We’re looking for the right folks to help us in our mission to protect communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.

Currently open positions

Foundation Relations Officer

About us:

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development in the U.S. and worldwide. We fulfill our mission by supporting communities and grassroots groups, by publicizing the environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of mining and drilling, and by working to improve government policies and corporate practices.

About the position:

Earthworks currently raises between $1.5 million and $2 million annually from nearly 35 foundations that recognize the leadership role that the organization plays in environmental protection and extractive industries accountability.  On a growth trajectory, Earthworks seeks a full-time Foundation Relations Officer to manage proposal development, reporting, and stewardship in order to strengthen partnerships with existing and new foundation funders.

Reporting to the Development Director, the Foundation Relations Officer will be the primary writer for proposals and reports and will build and maintain systems for establishing strong ties with foundation partners. Specific responsibilities include:

Proposal Development and Reporting

Planning, Research and Briefing

Grants Management

Administration of Systems around Foundation Relations

The Foundation Relations Officer will also undertake special projects as assigned by the Development Director.


The ideal candidate for Earthworks' Foundation Relations Officer will possess the following training, skills, and attributes:

A working knowledge of environmental issues and the universe of foundations that fund environmental protection is ideal.


This position is full-time with health, dental, and other benefits. The location is negotiable, with a strong preference for the candidate to be based in one of Earthworks’ office locations (Washington, DC, Oakland, CA, Durango, CO, or Missoula, MT). Earthworks is an equal opportunity employer.


Send your application by email to  With a resume, please submit a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and a writing sample, preferably a successful grant proposal.


Program Communications Intern

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

The Program Communications Intern will work closely with our program staff and communications team to update and create new fact-based issue pages for our website. Our key issues are fracking and hard rock mining, and our issue pages range in topic from the 1873 Mining Law to noise pollution from fracking operations.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent research and writing skills. This is the perfect internship for students looking to learn more about the non-profit world, make connections and start building their resume.

While Earthworks is based in Washington, DC we welcome remote applicants and would be happy to have an intern that works from home/their dorm room.

-Current student or recent college graduate (all majors welcome)
-Ability to commit at least 10 hours per week
-Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
-Commitment to the environment
-Advanced computer or language skills are a plus

To apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Please include your weekly availability and desired start and end date. Earthworks requires a minimum commitment of 3 months.