Earthwatch Available Jobs and Internship

Jobs & Internships

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.

Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partner with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that run the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.


We currently have the following positions available.


Marketing Analyst (Part-Time)

February 14, 2017

The Part-Time Marketing Analyst will be responsible for developing data reports that document the impact of Earthwatch’s digital marketing and communications campaigns across all channels, including email, social media, web, and lead pipeline. He/she will also provide strategic guidance to support a strong data-driven approach to communications tactics and inform future campaign efforts. This position will provide the opportunity to work alongside professionals who are passionate about making a positive difference for the environment. This role is Part-Time, approximately 5 – 7 hours per week.


Risk Management for International Programs Intern

December 19, 2016

This intern will support the Program Delivery team, which manages the development and implementation of Earthwatch’s citizen science expeditions. The intern will focus on our Risk Management practices, which are designed to enhance the safety of participants and scientists on our expeditions around the world. As an intern you will assist in a variety of tasks that support the delivery of these programs.


Research Associate Intern

July 14, 2016

Earthwatch supports field research that utilizes highly motivated non-specialist volunteers, also called citizen scientists, to collect data. The Research Department is responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and recommending research proposals for funding and supporting researchers throughout their Earthwatch careers. Earthwatch supports cutting-edge science through field-based expeditions that address: • What is changing? (Discovery) • Why is it changing? (Understanding) • What can we do? (Action) Research Associate Interns will assist the Research Department in a variety of tasks to help support the research team and Earthwatch scientists.


Experiential Learning Intern

July 14, 2016

Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that supports field research worldwide in ocean health, cultural heritage, climate change, and wildlife and ecosystems. Earthwatch supports field research that utilizes highly motivated non-specialist volunteers, also called citizen scientists, to collect data. As an intern in the Field Research Expeditions department you would assist with a variety of tasks relating to recruiting volunteers to participate in citizen science and experiential learning trips, with a focus on high school aged groups. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.


Business Development Intern

July 14, 2016

Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that supports field research worldwide in ocean health, cultural heritage, climate change, and wildlife and ecosystems. Earthwatch supports field research that utilizes highly motivated non-specialist volunteers, also called citizen scientists, to collect data. As an intern in the Field Research Expeditions department you would assist with a variety of tasks relating to recruiting volunteers to participate on citizen science expeditions. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.


Business Operations Intern

July 14, 2016

Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that supports field research worldwide in ocean health, cultural heritage, climate change, and wildlife and ecosystems. Earthwatch supports field research that utilizes highly motivated non-specialist volunteers, also called citizen scientists, to collect data. As an intern in the Field Research Expeditions department you would assist with a variety of tasks relating to optimizing department processes, project management, and reporting on volunteer recruitment for the citizen science expeditions. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.


Research Archive Intern

July 14, 2016

Since 1971, Earthwatch has supported scholarly field research worldwide in ocean, freshwater, terrestrial, and urban ecosystems. Earthwatch supports field research that utilizes highly motivated non-specialist volunteers, also called citizen scientists, to collect data. Our rich history has given us a large archive of projects that we have supported. The Research Archive Intern will assist the Research Department in extracting information from Earthwatch archives. Location: Boston, MA Position Type: Internship, unpaid Days per week: 3-5 days (24 – 40 hrs)


Earthwatch is an equal opportunity employer.

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