Research Intern

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: Research

Salary: £10 per day towards expenses


Assist with a variety of tasks relating to the development of and impacts of research projects Earthwatch supports across climate change, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, marine biology, and archaeology and culture.


Internships offer training in a variety of tasks and provide individuals an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic team. Internship responsibilities may shift with seasonal needs. Responsibilities may include:
•Assessing the impacts of field-based research projects on local ecological systems, socio-cultural systems, management plans, and on regional, national, and international policies.

•Evaluating links between scientific results/recommendations with on-the-ground application, effective partnerships, and community-based initiatives.

•Evaluating the increase of scientific knowledge through scientific peer reviewed journal articles and other media.

•Writing the scientific outputs and outcomes of Earthwatch projects in a way that is accessible to the public on the web.


It is beneficial for applicants to have:
•Understanding of biology, ecology, environment, anthropology, or any of the areas of science that Earthwatch supports.

•Self-starter, flexible, and able to multi-task.

•Experience with ArcGIS is a plus.

We are only able to accept-Oxfordshire based applicants into the program, or those with a confirmed place to stay within commuting distance to Oxford. Applicants must currently be eligible to work in the UK. Placement will be subject to qualifications and availability.


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