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.


Program Coordinator

Job Post Date: January 08, 2020

Earthwatch is seeking an organized and adaptable individual, who has an appreciation of science and experience in coordinating environmental, educational, or grant funded programs. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Program Managers in the creation and delivery of citizen science programs. In particular, they will be responsible for all aspects of preparing participants who are joining public and grant funded programs, coordinating logistics for programs and stewarding scientists and partners. This position primarily works on Ignite LA – a grant funded program that places Los Angeles high school students on Earthwatch expeditions. The successful candidate must possess exemplary customer service skills. The role requires creativity and flexibility in an often fast paced environment. They will work closely with a team of Program Managers, Coordinators, and international staff and programmatic partners to deliver on the Earthwatch mission.


Research Associate Intern

Job Post Date: January 03, 2020

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.


Strategic Partnerships Intern

Job Post Date: November 14, 2019

As a Strategic Partnerships Intern, you will assist in a variety of tasks to build awareness of Earthwatch programs with foundations and within the corporate sustainability world. You will support the Development department in highlighting the value and impact of Earthwatch’s corporate and foundation partnerships. You will gain skills and knowledge in corporate social responsibility and in non-profit partnership development, including lead prospecting, market research, and how to communicate the value of a program or organization. You will work with your manager to design a project to grow the professional skills included in this posting.


Multimedia Intern

Job Post Date: April 12, 2019

As a multimedia intern, you will assist Earthwatch’s Communications Department with a variety of tasks relating to content development, outreach, and engagement with the Earthwatch audience.

You will help by contributing to the blog, researching in the archives and digitizing Earthwatch media material, and supporting efforts to generate new marketing campaigns, especially as we undertake new content for our website redesign and prepare for Earthwatch’s 50th anniversary.


Digital Marketing Intern

Job Post Date: April 10, 2019

As a digital marketing intern, you will assist Earthwatch’s Communications Department with a variety of tasks relating to the redevelopment of Earthwatch.org. You will work with the Digital Marketing Manager to support search engine optimized content development, perform competitive research and analyse results, use data analytics to help identify opportunities to rank in search, help identify existing content to place on landing pages, and other duties as needed.

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