Job & Internship Opportunities

The Borneo Project has no open internships at this time.


Open Staff Position: Director

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights. We have worked for over twenty years to craft and implement strategic support for indigenous allies and communities in Borneo with their initiatives to protect their lands and cultures. We believe that protecting human rights and environmental integrity in Borneo is a critical component of the global movement for a just and peaceful world. For more information see

The Borneo Project is hiring a Director.

  • The right candidate does not have to be an expert on Borneo, but does need to have a passion for international environmental justice, indigenous rights, and international solidarity campaigning.

  • This is a small organization. The right candidate must assume many roles and must be a highly organized self-starter. The successful candidate will be excited to work on both a local and international field.

  • The Director’s job encompasses

    • Fundraising; includes yearly mailings, events, major donor cultivation, grants.

    • Social Media and Online communications.

    • Management; includes managing staff, interns and volunteers, strategic planning, working with an active Board and Advisory Council.

    • Campaigning; includes organizing, developing and implementing campaign strategies. The Director will collaboratively design creative campaigns and initiatives that support indigenous-led activism in Borneo (in international forums and/or at the grassroots community level).

    • Communications/Media; includes the creation of stories, photo essays and short videos to inform and engage national (Indonesian or Malaysian) and/or international audiences.

  • Bonus skills:

    • Field Experience: experience with natural-resource dependent indigenous communities facing major challenges to maintaining their culture and livelihoods.

    • Language skills: Indonesian/Malay a plus, but not necessary

    • Experience working with non-profits.

How to Apply: In your cover letter, please answer the following questions (up to two pages). Also, please attach your resume and a salary history.

  • Why are you drawn to this job?

  • What specific experiences prepare you for this job?

  • Why do you believe that Americans should care about what is happening in Borneo?

The position is located in our lovely office in downtown Oakland, California. The Borneo Project is fiscally sponsored by the Earth Island Institute, a registered non-profit that manages our accounting, payroll, taxes, and benefits.

Please email your application and/or any questions to

Application deadline: We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.