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.

We currently have the following positions available.

Development Manager Corporate Partnerships

27 April 2016

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Partnerships, the Development Manager – Corporate Partnerships will have an exciting challenge to help Earthwatch to maximise opportunities to deliver our mission by building on our highly successful corporate partnership model and identifying and securing new corporate partnerships.

You must be an exceptional relationship builder with a successful track record of corporate engagement and substantial experience of identifying, cultivating and delivering new business.

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.

Research Internship - FreshWater Watch

22 April 2016

This is an opportunity to gain experience working within an environmental NGO on a unique global mass citizen science project. The intern will be a key member of our research team based in Oxford. He or she will have the opportunity to work with principal investigators located around the globe in order to enhance our understanding of water quality issues.

As a FreshWater Watch research intern, you will be involved in data management, analysis, presentation and writing for publication. You will gain skills in the emerging field of citizen science including ‘big data’ usage, citizen scientist engagement and use of satellite-derived data.

We are looking for a candidate who is a team-player, enthusiastic and willing to learn. This role involves taking ownership of an area of FreshWater Watch research with the target of producing research suitable for professional publication. It may involve some presentation and public engagement.

Research Internship - Forest Ecology and Citizen Science

19 April 2016

Working with our project scientists, the successful candidate will join our UK based forest ecology programme.

This is an opportunity to gain experience working within an environmental NGO on a long-term climate change and carbon dynamics monitoring project at Wytham Woods in Oxfordshire.

As a research intern, you will be involved in fieldwork and data management, and help deliver science engagement with our volunteer field teams. You will gain skills in a range of field techniques – highly relevant for a career in ecological science – and also in the practice of citizen science.

We are looking for a candidate who is personable, enthusiastic and willing to learn. You will need to be confident and friendly while working with volunteers and communicating science. Opportunities to shape the internship according to your interests and needs are available - within the diverse range of experimental work we run at Wytham.

Earthwatch is an equal opportunity employer.


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If you don’t see the position you’re looking for, feel free to contact us through your local Earthwatch Human Resources department.

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