The single best thing about River Partners is our people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative, and diverse. Together, we produce tangible, lasting results to help California, its environment, and communities thrive. Join us!

Current Openings:


Data Manager/GIS Specialist | Chico, Sacramento, Modesto, Colusa, or San Diego, CA; or Remote
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Director of Strategic Philanthropy | Remote
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Native Seed Farm Field Technician | Colusa, California
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Field Technician | Modesto, California
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Field Technician | Colusa, California
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Field Administrative Assistant | Modesto or Colusa, California
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Opportunities for Students


Groundwater Research Assistants | Modesto, California
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Open until filled


Restoration Scholars Program

River Partners believes keeping California’s environment and communities thriving requires growing the next generation of restoration leaders. That’s why every summer we host full-time, paid summer interns – whom we fondly call Restoration Scholars – from two- and four-year universities to gain valuable hands-on experience with our science and restoration experts.

2024 Ecological Restoration Summer Internship | Sacramento, Modesto, or Bakersfield, California
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Application period for Summer 2024 has closed.


Hear from Our Team

Why Join Us?

What We Do

River Partners is a tenacious nonprofit that brings life back to California’s rivers. Founded in 1998, we harness the power of healthy rivers to keep our environment and communities thriving. We work at a bold pace and scale, restoring river landscapes statewide.Blending an entrepreneurial spirit, modern farming practices, cutting-edge science, and diverse alliances, we plant hundreds of thousands of native trees and other vegetation across thousands of riverside acres each year.

Why We Do It

Rivers do a lot for us – they’re essential for growing our food, economy, communities, and unique wildlife. But, rivers are in trouble –just 5% of our native riverside habitat remains. If California is to remain vibrant for future generations, healthy rivers are essential.

Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic

Why Our Work Matters

Our work supports a range of wins for wildlife, flood safety, climate resiliency, water conservation, healthy communities, and local economies statewide. We’ve led hundreds of major projects in more than 20 watersheds across nearly 20,000 acres throughout California. River Partners has restored more habitat along impaired California rivers than anyone else in the West.