Earthwatch Available Jobs and Internship

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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.


Expedition Advisor

Job Post Date: August 08, 2017

The Field Research Expeditions department recruits support for research projects in the forms of paying members of the public and school groups. As part of a small team, Expedition Advisors serve as front-line ambassadors for the Earthwatch brand, steward existing customers, convert new leads, and develop partnerships across a broad spectrum of organizations. The successful candidate will help foster a strong culture of sales in support of team goals. He/she will aid in continuous improvement of sales, lead generation, and customer stewarding techniques. Strong customer service skills and experience with travel sales are required. Phone-based experience is strongly preferred as the position responsibilities are carried out primarily by phone or email. Familiarity with diverse travel markets, personal travel experience, and experience with educational/student group sales are also preferred. An interest in sustainability and scientific research is required.


Program Coordinator, bilingual (Spanish)

Job Post Date: August 01, 2017

Earthwatch is seeking an organized and adaptable individual, with experience in coordinating international programs and a solid understanding of science and sustainability. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Program Managers in the creation and delivery of citizen science programs and projects. In particular, he or she will be responsible for all aspects of preparing participants for their expeditions, in Spanish and in English, and stewarding scientists. The successful candidate must be fluent in Spanish and possess exemplary customer service skills. The role requires some international travel, as he or she will also be responsible for delivering learning sessions to participants in Mexico. The role requires creativity and flexibility in an often fast paced environment. He or she will work closely with a team of Program Managers, Coordinators, and other international staff to provide support to the organization in delivery of the mission.


Science Education Fundraising Associate

Job Post Date: August 01, 2017

The Science Education Fundraising Associate will support up to 12 high school teachers across New York City in fundraising for student experiential learning trips on Earthwatch expeditions. We are looking for a part time consultant to work approximately 20 hours/week for a total of 520 hours from September 2017 – March 2018. The position is responsible for raising at least $75,000. S/he will meet with each teacher, learn what families can contribute and how much funding the teacher has already raised, and create a fundraising plan. Each teacher will require differing levels of support and have different fundraising goals. S/he will then work with each teacher to execute the fundraising plan. Fundraising activities may include: grant writing, seeking funds from local businesses, selling of goods (ex. bake sale), crowd funding, and other grassroots fundraising efforts. Travel within New York City will be required to meet in person with teachers, students, and potential funders.


Program Delivery Intern

Job Post Date: July 17, 2017

This intern will support the Program Delivery team, which manages the development and implementation of Earthwatch’s citizen science expeditions, student fellowships, teacher fellowships, and corporate sustainability programs. As an intern you will assist in a variety of tasks that support the delivery of these programs. This includes helping to engage and inspire confident participants who are passionate about the environment and supporting sustainability. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.


Risk Management for International Programs Intern

Job Post Date: July 17, 2017

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. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.


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.

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