Education and Corporate Sustainability Intern

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that engages people in scientific field research and education. To achieve our mission, we offer research expeditions at exciting locations around the globe. Participants on these expeditions assist top scientists as they investigate important questions about how we can better protect our planet.

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Position Type: Intern (unpaid)

Department: Program


Assist in a variety of tasks that aim to engage and inspire confident ambassadors who are passionate about supporting sustainability within their organization and their community.


  • Conduct research to support ongoing partnerships.
  • Assist in review/analysis of water quality data to develop outreach material.
  • Analyze potential partners whose research and interests provide a fitting platform for corporate sustainability.
  • Review and process participants’ reports and evaluations.
  • Assess the impacts of field-based research projects on funded partners and their stakeholders and create case studies to further the mission and communication to our partners.
  • Help Earthwatch staff coordinate the fellowship application process.


  • Basic understanding of sustainability and an interest in sustainable business.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, resourcefulness, and collaboration skills.
  • Strong ability to multitask, handle details, and stay organized.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and abide by data protection guidelines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Have a basic understanding of Microsoft applications, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or French is a plus. 
  • Some familiarity with statistics, GIS and/or water quality analysis is a plus.

Earthwatch interns can take part in the Intern Credit Program in which they receive credits to use toward a qualified Earthwatch expedition. We require a minimum commitment of 120 hours over a minimum of 3 months. We also encourage use of the internship for academic credit, thesis work, or practicum work for a degree or certificate program.

All applicants must make their own living arrangements for them to stay within commuting distance to Boston, placement will be based on qualifications and availability.

*Please specify in your cover-letter your availability and potential start date.

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