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3 May 2024

Internship Nonprofit Management Intern

AmericanHikingSociety – Posted by AmericanHikingSociety Anywhere

Job Description

American Hiking Society is currently seeking a Nonprofit Management Intern for Summer 2024 (May/June – July/August). The Nonprofit Management Intern will work approximately 8-10 hours per week for ten weeks with a flexible schedule between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST during the Monday through Friday workweek. This is a remote position. Salary: $20/hr. Nontraditional students and career-changers are encouraged to apply. We will consider applicants only from any of the United States with the exception of AK, CA, HI, WA


American Hiking Society, a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 1976, is the only national nonprofit serving the hiking community. Our mission is empowering ALL to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience. We achieve our mission through grassroots and grasstops advocacy and trail service programs; and we envision a world where everyone feels welcome in the American hiking community and has permanent access to meaningful hiking, including urban, frontcountry, and backcountry opportunities. Our trail service programs include week-long trips based all over the country such as Alternative Break (for students) and Alternative Break Scholarship for folks new to trail service; and Volunteer Vacations (all ages) for all trail service experience levels; and American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® (a national day of advocacy and trail service on the 1st Saturday in June, involving 1000+ events and more than 100,000 participants). Our advocacy programs include the year-long NextGen Trail Leaders program (18-40 year old rising leaders in conservation and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion who participate in advocacy campaigns) and Hike the Hill® (an annual advocacy fly-in (currently virtual) in Washington, D.C. organized in collaboration with the Partnership for the National Trail System that brings together 150+ trail organizations and advocates). AHS is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all we do, internally and externally; and we are a collaborative, de-siloed team that values harnessing each other’s strengths and honoring work-life balance.



The Nonprofit Management Intern provides general support to the finance and business operations of American Hiking Society, including administration, finance, legal/compliance, human resources, and IT, allowing you the opportunity to touch many facets of the organization while learning the inner workings of nonprofits. This Internship is ideal for those interested in any of the above fields or general business, specifically those considering a career in, or have a strong passion for, the nonprofit industry. The Nonprofit Management Intern reports to the Head of Finance and Administration and is a remote position. 


This internship is set up in a way in which you will learn about an aspect of a nonprofit and then complete an assigned project around that topic. No two weeks will be the same as you embark on a journey through nonprofit operations. One week you may be assisting with a nonprofit compliance-related project or completing an IT audit and, the next week, you may be completing a project related to our internal JEDI plan as it relates to HR or working on data/financial reporting. You will also have the ability to learn about Development functions and assisting with an audit of our CRM database and updating donor files as needed.

This internship will also be filled with Professional Development opportunities which includes networking opportunities, access to a variety of learning opportunities, and the ability to sit in on Board committee meetings.


  • Commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion a must
  • Passion for nonprofits or interest in exploring a career in the nonprofit industry or business career field preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge to include Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and use of databases (or an ability to learn quickly)
  • Tremendous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and also cohesively as part of a team


  • Non-negotiable salary of $20/hr.
  • Flexible work hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST as agreed upon with the Head of Finance and Administration
  • Computer equipment provided by American Hiking if needed
  • Strong culture of work-life balance and valuing mental and physical health of employees
  • Discounts on outdoor gear/swag
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How to Apply

TO APPLY Send a brief cover letter, resume, and how you heard about this position to Josh Bruegger, Head of Finance and Administration, (jobs@americanhiking.org) with “Nonprofit Management Intern” and your first and last name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until May 10th. American Hiking Society is an equal opportunity employer and provides an equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to their actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, citizenship status, family responsibilities, gender identity or expression, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination as required by law. 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: internship, nonprofit, and Remote. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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