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Internship Program

The Earthwatch Australia Internships Program has three intakes per year. Due to high demand, Earthwatch Australia does not accept application outside the specified periods.

Once applications for each intake period are open, you will see placement options below.

Intake 1

(March - June) - Applications will open January 2024

Intake 2

(July - October) - Applications will open May 2024

Intake 3

(November - February) - Applications are now open: Open 10th – 31st October 2023

Each internship is for a 12-week period and the minimum commitment is 80 hours.

See below for our current placements.

About working with Earthwatch

Earthwatch is an independent scientific research and conservation charity which aims to create a society that lives in balance with nature. We believe strongly in the power of connecting people to nature to inspire Environmental action for net positive impact on our environment. We think globally and act locally, tackling the biggest environmental issues including biodiversity loss, climate change and recognition and protection of some of our most important ecosystems.

As an Earthwatch intern you will work with our team to help deliver real citizen science programs and disseminate scientific understanding. You will gain hands on experience, develop skills and understanding in your field, broaden your networks and have real-world exposure to citizen science in action. Being accepted as an Earthwatch Intern means you will commit to our values and our mission to empower people to save the natural world.


Our office is based in Melbourne, but our internships are open to applicants from across Australia. If working remotely or from home, you will need to supply your own computer and have good internet connectivity. Unfortunately, we currently are not accepting applicants outside of Australia.

How to apply

To apply, you will need to send us your CV and a short cover letter telling us why you’d be great in your chosen placement to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you intend to put this internship toward university credit, please also include a letter of support from your unit chair which outlines any specific requirements or obligations.

Any further questions? Read our FAQs for more information.