LOCATION: Salmon or Challis, Idaho

SCHEDULE: 30 hours per week contract


The Central Idaho coordinator will work with diverse interests in a collaborative setting to develop alternatives for public lands management plans that provides protection for the rich biodiversity, valuable fish and wildlife habitat, and responsible recreational opportunity across roughly 5.5 million acres of public lands. The coordinator will help develop strategies that assist with implementation of management rules and directives where appropriate.

Roughly one-third of the position time will be dedicated to participating in the Central Idaho Public Lands Planning effort, one-third dedicated to participating in the Lemhi Forest Restoration Group and input on other proposed management actions on Salmon-Challis Forest and BLM lands, and one-third in communications and outreach to stakeholder groups and helping coordinate trail and habitat improvement project partnerships between BHA members, BHA’s Idaho Chapter, the local Youth Employment Program, Backcountry Horsemen, and state and federal agencies.

This position is expected to require an average of 30 hours/week, but there are opportunities to make this position full time and include expanded hours and work.


  • Participate in and help support the Central Idaho Public Lands Planning Group to collaborate on developing recommended alternatives as the Salmon-Challis Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management plan revisions get underway in 2016 and 2017. Participate in field trips, meetings and assist with group communications, information sharing, and working with agency personnel.
  • Initiate outreach to and engage in conversations with ranchers, motorized groups, businesses and other diverse stakeholders to develop understanding of concerns around public lands management and to build community trust.
  • Work with other sportsmen and conservation organizations during the pre-planning process to utilize existing land use, wildlife habitat and migratory data, and economic data to assess proposed designations for protection and economic benefits/impacts of those designations.
  • Participate in the Lemhi Forest Restoration Group as the nexus between public lands planning and the realities of implementing forest restoration projects. Assist with development and implementation of projects on public and private lands that restore forest health, improve wildlife and fish habitat, and create economic opportunities and benefit in Lemhi County.
  • Work with BHA’s communications director to write letters to the editor, opinion editorials, and letters to state and national legislators that support local, state and national efforts to protect public and private lands that benefit wildlife, water or provide access for hunting and fishing.
  • Coordinate trail and habitat improvement projects between BHA members, other groups, and agencies.
  • Assist the conservation director and development coordinator with writing grant proposals and funder reports.
  • Work with the conservation director to develop a work plan that is reflective of professional and personal goals and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as determined by the conservation director.


  • Must be a hunter and/or angler with a willingness to work flexible hours and travel to outlying communities.
  • Self-motivated and with the initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences (i.e., land owners, livestock producers, professionals from state and federal agencies, conservation groups and non-governmental organizations).
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment and coordinate with other sportsmen and conservation organizations.
  • Conduct work with integrity, good humor and a focus on developing partnerships, building trust in local communities and strengthening professional relationships.
  • Knowledge of public lands planning issues, local economies, wildlife science, and public lands challenges preferred.
  • Experience providing comments on and engaging in NEPA processes and environmental analysis a plus.
  • College degree with relevant experience and strong writing skills.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver's license.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to with the email subject line “Central Idaho Coordinator.” BHA is an equal opportunity employer.


LOCATION: BHA Headquarters - Missoula, MT

SCHEDULE: 10-20 hours per week - credits available


We are seeking for an intern to assist our journal editor and communications director in the production of our quarterly membership publication, Backcountry Journal. Perfect for undergrad or graduate journalism, writing or EVST students with an interest in the outdoors and publishing.

Backcountry Journal chronicles the efforts of our young, dynamic membership and staff, as well as creating some stoke for the outdoors activities we all love. We print instructional skills stories, cover current events in the conservation world and feature essays about the backcountry by authors of all levels – from college students to the likes of David James Duncan and Rick Bass.

Backcountry Journal Intern duties may include:

  • Develop written content for the journal, as his or her skills, knowledge and experience allow. Creating a good clip or two will be a priority
  • Reviewing and filing content submissions
  • Copy editing
  • Event photography/coverage
  • Sorting, selecting and editing images
  • Digitizing and publishing journal on the BHA website. Possibly embedding videos
  • Assisting with layout and design Backcountry Journal before press run
  • Assisting with BHA social media posts and presence
  • Magazine distribution logistics

Please send resume and cover letter to




LOCATION: Longmont, CO or Missoula, MT

SCHEDULE: 20 hours per week - credits available


Looking for an intern to help with development and management of BHA’s social media content, online communications and blogs, and marketing materials. Position is ideal for an individual with an interest in learning how to manage a membership-based non-profit's online communications and marketing strategies. The individual will be a part of the organization’s rapidly growing online outreach efforts and will learn how to: 

  • Engage fans and members on some of America’s hottest issues related to public lands, fish and wildlife conservation and sportsmen access. 
  • Run, manage and monitor highly targeted social media ads on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google Adwords 
  • Use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to drive traffic to website 
  • Design engaging visual content 
  • Coordinate multi-channel online content in an inspirational way 
  • Work as part of a team that includes BHA’s Social Media Coordinator, Communications Director and Conservation Director to help grow BHA’s presence and following online


  • Academic background in the areas of communications, marketing, or business/nonprofit management. 
  • An open-mindedness and willingness to learn 
  • Ability to learn programs and processes quickly 
  • We require excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent computer skills, especially experience with the available social media tools and platforms 
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Youtube and LinkedIn 
  • Experience with design programs a plus, but not required 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate to the public in a professional manner. 
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented. 
  • Should have personal (laptop) computer. 
  • Those with experience or an interest in the hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and/or conservation will receive special consideration. 

Please email with a resume and cover letter.  The subject of the email: Media Intern