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.


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.


We currently have the following positions available.


Operation Smart Water Research Coordinator

Job Post Date: March 14, 2019

The Operation Smart Water Research Coordinator will work with local partners to coordinate and deliver the Operation Smart Water (OSW) field research program. The OSW program includes recruiting, preparing, and leading members of the public (e.g. youth, community members) in field research (i.e. community science) events. The OSW Research Coordinator will ensure data are collected, shared and communicated appropriately. Key partners include the Chino Basin Water Conservation District (CBWCD), the academic research team, other local partners and participants. The OSW Research Coordinator will be based out of the Montclair, CA office of CBWCD. The goals of OSW are to: a) Guide efficient outdoor water use for urban landscapes, b) Identify how vegetation provides cooling benefits to local community members, and c) Engage local public in relevant community science. The position will run from April 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 for 32-40 hours per week.


Research Associate Intern

Job Post Date: December 05, 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.


Experiential Learning Intern

Job Post Date: November 05, 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. 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 Operations Intern

Job Post Date: November 05, 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. 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.


Technology Intern

Job Post Date: November 05, 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.


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.

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