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 Manager

Job Post Date: July 19, 2019

The Program Manager (PM) role is key to the successful delivery of the Earthwatch mission. The PM is responsible for managing partner relationships and delivering programs to time, budget, global mission priorities and protocols and a high standard of quality. Program Managers hold responsibility for the management and delivery of a portfolio of field research projects, grant programs, or a combination of both. The successful Program Manager is responsible and accountable, with an ongoing drive for improvement. He or she is an excellent relationship manager, able to understand the needs of different audiences, with a keen focus on delivering high standards of customer service. He or she communicates priorities effectively and continuously strives to find better ways to support his/her scientists, funders and colleagues. The ability to collaborate effectively, internally and externally, across regions and functions, is essential.


Program Coordinator

Job Post Date: July 15, 2019

Earthwatch is seeking an organized and adaptable individual, with experience in coordinating international, environmental, educational, or corporate sustainability programs and a solid understanding of science. 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 from the general public and corporate sectors for programs, coordinating logistics for programs and stewarding scientists and partners. These programs range from 1 day domestic events up to 2 week expeditions in various countries around the world.

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.


Program Delivery Impact Intern

Job Post Date: July 11, 2019

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 participants who are passionate about the environment and supporting sustainability.


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.


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.

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