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.


Operations Coordinator, Part Time

Job Post Date: March 29, 2018

The Operations Coordinator will focus on supporting business operations in order to maximize sales, revenue, and customer satisfaction; reduce cost; and improve efficiency. The role will work directly with the Operations Manager and liaise with other staff to ensure efficient operations and assist with the execution of new business initiatives. The ideal candidate will be organized and adaptable and possess prior project coordination experience. This is a Part-Time, Temporary, Hourly position of 20 hours per week. At minimum, this position runs through the end of September 2018; however, there may be an opportunity to extend the engagement beyond that.


Multimedia Intern

Job Post Date: February 27, 2018

As a multimedia intern, you will assist Earthwatch’s Communications Department with a variety of tasks relating to outreach and engagement with the Earthwatch audience. You will help to manage Earthwatch’s social media channels by developing content, contribute to the blog, archive and digitize Earthwatch media material, and support efforts to generate new marketing campaigns. For spring interns, you will get the opportunity to help plan and execute content and events for the 2018 City Nature Challenge, an international 3-day citizen science challenge uncovering the biodiversity within local communities.


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.


Educator Program Development Intern

Job Post Date: February 08, 2018

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 Associate Intern

Job Post Date: October 31, 2017

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.


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.

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