Join the Big Water Team

We seek the best and brightest professionals.

Big Water Consulting periodically posts job announcements for specific positions but, in seeking to hire the best, brightest and most passionate public interest-oriented professionals, we also accept applications on a rolling basis. We invite individuals who have experience in the fields of mapping and GIS software, social and demographic data collection and analysis, data visualization, nonprofit, governmental or tribal program evaluation, public relations in the nonprofit or tribal sectors, or graphic design to submit a cover letter and resume or CV to for consideration.  If your experience, skill set and demonstrated interest in serving our clients and contributing to our team meets our particular needs at that time, we will contact you for an interview.

Our office staff work hard to help our clients improve the lives of those they serve during business hours, but we also ensure that our office workload allows our staff to maintain a healthy balance of their personal and professional lives.  Big Water offers the following benefits to its full-time staff: gold plan health insurance (no employee premium payment), paid vacation, sick leave and ORCA transportation subsidy.

If you submit your materials when no job announcement has been posted, please reference the specific type of position (e.g., GIS analyst, data analyst, program evaluation specialist) you are seeking in the subject line of your email and we will ensure that your materials are evaluated when a related position is available. Also, please check back periodically to see if anything matching your interest and experience is posted.


Big Water engages students at the undergraduate and masters levels in its work as part of its over-arching mission to build technical capacity and experience within the community of young professionals interested in working for tribal, nonprofit, government and public interest-focused organizations. In terms of subject matter and complexity, internships range from communications and marketing to data analysis and reporting. We work with interns to assess their skill sets upon entry into the program and periodically assess their learning and growth to ensure that their work is both challenging and interesting.

Given the geographic distribution and cultural diversity of our clients, Big Water interns inevitably broaden their understanding of the world in ways that transcend their basic command of statistical or mapping software, survey design principles and standard data analysis. Due to the complexity of our work and the length of our average projects, we generally engage interns for at least a full semester, or two quarters, and will consider internships that span a full academic year in order to allow the intern to see a larger project through from start to finish.