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Careers with Rail-to-Trails Conservancy

Thank you for your interest in jobs at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC). The experience of working at RTC is a rewarding one. Working together as a team, bound by common objectives and mutual respect, there is no goal that we cannot accomplish.

Our Culture   •   Our Benefits   •   Our Locations   •   How to Apply

Current Opportunities

Full and Part-Time Positions

Project Manager - Philadelphia Region (Full-Time) Philadelphia, PA


Internships Photography (Part-Time) Washington, D.C.

Policy/Administrative (Part-Time) Washington, D.C.

Trails and Greenways Program (Part-Time) Washington, D.C.

Transportation Policy (Part-Time) Washington, D.C.

Development/Fundraising (Part-Time) Washington, D.C.

Summer and Fall Internships (Part-Time) Oakland, Calif.

Our Culture

At the very heart of RTC are our core values of leadership, teamwork, service, respect, quality, effectiveness and fun. These values inform how we treat each other, how we relate to external partners and how we go about our daily work. To make these values real, we are committed to creating an internal culture that:

  • gives all of us the opportunity to participate in decision making,
  • fosters a stimulating and rewarding work environment that encourages teamwork and cooperation across the organization,
  • recognizes and celebrates high-quality work,
  • supports our professional development,
  • helps us to balance the demands of work and home life in a manner consistent with achieving our personal and organizational objectives, and
  • creates an atmosphere conducive to friendship and fun.


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy proudly offers a wide range of benefit programs to our employees – benefits that are both comprehensive and competitive within our industry including:
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Medical (PPO or HMO)
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability
  • Health and dependent care flexible spending
  • Commuter pre-tax benefits
  • Commuter bike benefits
  • On-site bike storage (and shower)
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Flex time work schedule
  • 10 federal holidays plus two additional holidays per year
  • Two personal days per year


Washington, D.C.
Boasting one of the best urban trail systems in the country, Washington, D.C., is the ideal home for the national office of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC). Surrounded by a variety of restaurants and shops the office is near the Red line at the Dupont Circle Metro stop and the Blue and Orange Lines at the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. Cultural attractions include the Smithsonian, historical monuments, and the trendy Dupont Circle and Georgetown neighborhoods.

Oakland, Ca.
The Western regional office is located in Oakland, CA, accessible by BART, close to restaurants and nearby Lake Merritt. 
Learn more about our work in the Western region>>

Tallahassee, Fl.
The Florida field office is located in Florida's state capital, Tallahassee, which hosts a vibrate bicycle population, beautiful canopy lined roads and is home to two of Florida's major universities and a community college. Convenient access to the Apalachee Parkway and the Capital Circle as well as StarMetro (formerly TalTran) bus service allows for an easy commute throughout the city.
Learn more about our work in Florida>>

Canal Winchester, Ohio
The Midwest regional office is located in the heart of the historic village of Canal Winchester on the southeast side of Columbus—close to the action of a major metropolitan area, but with plenty of small town charm. With convenient access to State Route 33, I-70 and I-270, the office is an easy commute from downtown Columbus and all points in the Central Ohio area.
Learn more about our work in the Midwest region>>

Camp Hill, Pa.
The Northeast regional office is on tree-lined Market Street in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, within walking distance of local businesses. Camp Hill is a primarily residential and pretty town convenient to suburban shopping and just two miles from amenities in the state capital, Harrisburg, including train service to Philadelphia. With close access to Routes 81, 83 and 76, the location makes for easy travel within the state.
Learn more about our work in the Northeast region>>

How to Apply

Trails don't just happen. It takes the passion and energy of dedicated people to transform the dream of a trail into a reality. If you want to be a part of our ambitious mission and believe your values, experience, and skills would be a good fit with RTC, please apply for one of our current jobs listed on this web site.

Once you have identified the jobs that you are interested in, submit your resume and cover letter directly to the contact person listed. Be sure to follow the application instructions exactly. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Women and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Ct., NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037