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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.


Educator Program Development Intern

August 01, 2016

This intern will support the Teach Earth program (earthwatch.org/teachearth) to achieve its goal of improving science education and environmental education by providing educators with a hands-on field experience. These educators return to the classroom with new perspectives and knowledge, invigorated and inspired to share the experience of real discovery with their students. As an intern you will assist in a variety of tasks relating to building awareness of this program in the teacher community, seeking grant opportunities, and building the program's alumni network.


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)


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.


Data Associate Internship

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. The IT 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.


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.


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.


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.


IT Helpdesk Internship

July 14, 2016

Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that supports 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. The IT Department is responsible for using technology to develop efficiencies within the non-profit business model, and for troubleshooting issues, training staff users, and maintaining data security.


Earthwatch is an equal opportunity employer.

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