Scientists on the Utkholok river

Scientists on the Utkholok river

About Us

The mission of Wild Salmon Center is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild salmon ecosystems across the Pacific Rim. We identify science-based solutions to sustain wild salmonids and the human communities and livelihoods that depend on them.

Wild Salmon Center is an international organization with programmatic activities in the Russian Far East, Japan, Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. The home office is located in Portland, Oregon in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center.

Work with Us

Intern Positions

  1. Communications Intern

Partner Opportunity

Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Foundation Executive Director

Communications Intern

The Team

The Development and Communications department is a main engine of Wild Salmon Center’s conservation work, building the funds and relationships necessary to make a real difference for wild salmon watersheds. This is a growing team of seven detail-oriented, hardworking, and highly collaborative staff who also appreciate work-life balance and having fun on the extraordinary rivers WSC seeks to protect.

Position Summary

The Communications Intern will work under the direction of the Design Manager and Senior Communications Manager to migrate and create content as part of the build-out of a new organizational website. The intern is expected to work 15 hours per week on a flexible schedule that will accommodate classwork and other jobs.


  • Migrate old content to new site, by entering content into WordPress content management system.
  • Create new pages on the site using WordPress templates and raw content developed by the Communications team
  • Depending on experience and time availability, create multimedia news posts about Wild Salmon Center’s work around the Pacific.


  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Experience with website content creation and management.
  • Experience working with WordPress content management and custom templates is a plus.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and a high level of organization.
  • Comfortable working in a highly cooperative and team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Gmail.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the Wild Salmon Center and passion for conservation.


A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Current undergraduates will be considered.


This position will pay  $10/hour for a three month period starting in January 2016.

Wild Salmon Center is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to, and include "Website Intern" in the subject line.


This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


Partner Opportunity

The Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Foundation (sister organization to the Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Partnership) is seeking an Executive Director (see position description). The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation created to protect and maintain healthy salmonid habitats and populations, and to restore degraded habitats and diminished populations throughout the watersheds that flow directly to the Pacific Ocean from Cape Flattery in the north to Cape Disappointment in the south. In so doing, the Foundation seeks to help maintain vibrant and diverse local, natural resource-based communities.

To Apply: Please send an electronic version of your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Dana Dietz at by October 30, 2015.

Want to make a differnece in protecting some of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems across the northern Pacific Rim? Check out our volunteer page.

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