Education and Corporate Sustainability Intern


Earthwatch is an international environmental charity established in 1971. Our mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Through our programmes and partnerships, we engage people from diverse countries, cultures and organisations, inspiring them to take responsibility for the environment.

This position is no longer recruiting!

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Position Type: Intern (unpaid)

Department: Program


Assist in a variety of tasks that aim to engage and inspire confident ambassadors who are passionate about supporting sustainability within their organization and their community.



  • Carry out ongoing administrative tasks.
  • Conduct research to support ongoing partnerships.
  • Analyze potential partners whose research and interests provide a fitting platform for corporate sustainability.
  • Assess the impacts of field-based research projects on funded partners and their stakeholders to create case studies and/or evaluation reports to further the mission and communication to our partners.
  • Help Earthwatch staff coordinate the fellowship application process.
  • Review and process participants’ reports and evaluations.
  • Assist in review/analysis of water quality data to develop outreach material and assist in other communications tasks as they arise.



  • Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, resourcefulness, and collaboration skills.
  • Basic understanding of sustainability and an interest in sustainable business.
  • Strong ability to multitask, handle details, and stay organized.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and abide by data protection guidelines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Have a basic understanding of Microsoft applications, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or French is a plus. 
  • Some familiarity with GIS and/or water quality analysis is a plus.
  • Current undergraduate student, or less than two years out of school.

Earthwatch interns can take part in the Intern Credit Program in which they receive credits to use toward a qualified Earthwatch expedition. We require a minimum commitment of 120 hours over a minimum of 3 months. We also encourage use of the internship for academic credit, thesis work, or practicum work for a degree or certificate program.

All applicants must make their own living arrangements for them to stay within commuting distance to Boston, placement will be based on qualifications and availability.

*Please specify in your cover-letter your availability and potential start date.


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