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 partners 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 runs the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.

We currently have the following positions available.

Research intern Programme

07 May 2015

Earthwatch seeks a research intern for 2-4 days a week for approximately 6 months, joining our programme on forest carbon cycling in fragmented temperate forests. This is an opportunity to gain experience working on a long-term carbon monitoring project at Wytham Woods in Oxfordshire, led by our project scientists. Our experiment monitors changes in the carbon budget of the woodland due to climate. As research intern for this project, you will help deliver science engagement with our volunteer field teams. You will gain further skills in a range of field techniques – highly relevant for a career in ecological science.

Research intern Freshwater Watch

21 April 2015

Earthwatch is looking for an intern to work in the Research Team for up to 6 months, based in Oxford. The main responsibilities will be the study and modelling of aquatic ecosystem dynamics within a global mass citizen science programme, FreshWater Watch, using GIS and statistical tools.

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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