Internship Vacancy: Earthwatch Institute

Key information

Organisation: Earthwatch Institute
Role: Research Intern
Location: Oxford
Reference ID: 34825
Salary Description: £1,800 for the duration of the internship
Flexible Start Date: 1st July 2017
Internship Duration: 6 Weeks Minimum (Flexible Duration)

Organisation/Company Description

Earthwatch Institute is an international environmental non-profit organisation, whose mission is to engage people in scientific field research and education, to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. To achieve our mission, Earthwatch works with a range of partners - such as universities, schools, businesses and other environmental organisations - to develop citizen science opportunities that contribute to valuable environmental research, whilst providing an engaging experience that builds commitment for environmental action. Earthwatch is an international leader in citizen science that promotes the involvement of citizens in scientific research and/or environmental monitoring. Citizen science plays a vital role in scientific research, public education and environmental management.


Project Details

Earthwatch brings individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet. Our projects and programmes engage people from all walks of life in science, inspiring them to take action for a sustainable environment. 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, writing and editing scientific publications. You will gain skills in the emerging field of citizen science including ‘big data’ usage, citizen scientist engagement and use of satellite-derived data.


Applicant Profile

  • Late stage undergraduates or at masters level, studying mathematics, environmental science, natural sciences or geography (BSc or MSc);
  • An interest in environmental research;
  • Experience of working with large geographic data sets would be an advantage;
  • A background in aquatic ecology is desirable;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Friendly, outgoing manner and interest in science communication;
  • Experience of data handling, modelling an statistics;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to completing tasks;
  • Ability to work in Oxford on a daily basis.

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This internship has been facilitated by the Environmental Change Institute.

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