Online Intern – Freshwater Research Learning

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that engages people in scientific field research and education. To achieve our mission, we offer research expeditions at exciting locations around the globe. Participants on these expeditions assist top scientists as they investigate important questions about how we can better protect our planet.

This position is no longer recruiting!

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Position Type: Intern (unpaid)

Department: Learning

Salary: £10 per day towards expenses

Deadline for Application: 14 May 2014

Interviews: 19 May 2014 - 23 May 2014


This internship will support the Online team for 3 – 6 months in Oxford (UK) to create online learning and research content and resources for the FreshWater Watch citizen science programme.


• Research, collation, writing and editing of online learning and research content related to global, regional and local fresh water issues using recent online resources and media from reputable sources.
• Share experiences, resources and best practices with wider Online and Programme team.
• Working with other departments, offices and stakeholders - the Online team collaborate closely with other departments such as Learning, Communications and Programme; and work across international offices.
• Supporting and representing Earthwatch at external events (occasional, ad hoc basis).


• Experience of writing for the web, in particular design and delivery of online learning materials and activities.
• An ability to present information in varying degrees of technicality/ detail as the audience dictates.
• A high level of comfort and flexibility working in an online environment, with the ability to develop creative and engaging content.
• An interest in environmental issues, citizen science, conservation outcomes, environmental learning and behaviour.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Good IT skills.
• Commitment and enthusiasm.
• A university degree in geography, an environmental subject or social sciences (BSc, BA).
• A pro-active mentality and ability to work independently.
• Meticulous attention to detail.



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