Frying Pan Lake Survey, Alaska© Christina Friedle
Who We Are

Job Opportunities

Who We Are

Job Opportunities

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.

WSC is the leading group working to protect the strongest wild salmon rivers around the entire North Pacific – salmon strongholds. We focus on wild salmon because they are an iconic and powerful conservation symbol, wild to the core, with an incredible life story. When you protect salmon, you support the life of whole watersheds and everything in them, including people. We build alliances with and work alongside the most effective local and regional partners in the North Pacific.  Since 1992, we and our partners have together secured 71 rivers and 9 million acres in protected areas or special wild fish management areas.

Work with Us

  • Design Intern

Design Intern

Reports to: Sr Media Design Manager

Position Summary:

This position is ideal for recent graduates, aspiring designers, and those who have a passion for environmental issues. The bulk of the work will be around a series of reports WSC is producing with partners on recovering and ultimately de-listing Oregon coastal coho (find out more about the project here).


The Design Intern will work with the Sr Media Design Manager to format one report (potentially more) based on pre-determined design standards. Ideally the candidate will have some illustration background to produce simple infographics. For an example of the kind of report we will be producing, please see Bristol Bay’s Wild Salmon Ecosystems and the Pebble Mine.

Other design tasks may be requested based on the individual’s interest and skill levels. Projects may include photo manipulation/color correction, banners for social media, new design templates for print and e-newsletters, as well as PowerPoint.

Key Qualifications:

  • Proficient in InDesign
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, with illustration skills a plus
  • Background in or knowledge of environmental studies in general (and fisheries issues specifically) a plus
  • A self-starter who can easily take direction, a creative with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Wild Salmon Center Will Provide:

  • Applicable programs and equipment as well as support from a seasoned designer
  • Occasional treats and everlasting admiration and gratitude
  • A rewarding experience knowing you are contributing to protecting beautiful salmon ecosystems across the Pacific

Time Commitment:
Estimated 40-60 hours over the course of 2-4 weeks starting after the new year. Hours and days are flexible. Once a workflow is established, working remotely select days is also an option, provided the candidate has compatible programs and equipment.

The position pays $11.50/hr.

To Apply for this position, please email resume and portfolio link (or pdf samples) to with the position title in the header.

Note: 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


Volunteer with Us

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

Opportunities with Partners

Employer: Patagonia
Position: Director of Fish
Location: Ventura, CA
Description: The Product Line Director- Fish, working in the context of the overall Patagonia product line, develops product, marketing, and assortment and sales strategies for the Fish product line. For more information, visit the Patagonia career page.