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.


Research Associate Intern

Job Post Date: June 04, 2018

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. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.


Ignite Student Program Development Intern

Job Post Date: May 01, 2018

The Ignite Student Program Development Intern will support the Ignite fellowship program to achieve its goal to stimulate curiosity and interest in science and technology by providing students with a hands-on field experience. As an intern you will assist in a variety of tasks relating to preparing fellows for the field, and building the program’s alumni network.


Technology Intern

Job Post Date: April 24, 2018

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. The IT/Operations Department is responsible for using technology to develop efficiencies within the non-profit business model, analyzing customer and project data for trends, and maintaining data security.


Impact Evaluation Intern

Job Post Date: February 08, 2018

This intern will support the Program team to evaluate the impact of Earthwatch expeditions on education program participants. Our education programs provide teachers with professional development opportunities and teen with hands on STEM learning. As an intern you will assist in collecting and analyzing evaluation data from these program participants to communicate a compelling story.


Fundraising/Environmental Outreach Intern

Job Post Date: August 21, 2017

The Fundraising/Environmental Outreach Intern will manage an online and/or in-person auction to raise funds for two scholarship programs available for underserved, urban youth in Boston and New York City. The scholarship programs send high school students interested in pursuing post-secondary education in the STEM disciplines on a fully funded Earthwatch expedition. Work on the auction has been started by a previous intern. The Intern may also choose to 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.


Experiential Learning Intern

Job Post Date: 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

Job Post Date: 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

Job Post Date: 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.


Earthwatch is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to achieve excellence and diversity among our staff. Employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, or any other category protected by law.

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