We are looking for flexible and hardworking individuals to manage safety, team dynamics, and inclusivity as well as provide meaningful activities on an expedition for teen volunteers or fellows. Expeditions will take place both within the United States and internationally, last for 6–10 days, and will have up to 12 teens. The focus of the trips will range from unearthing ancient artifacts in Tuscany to tagging endangered green sea turtles in The Bahamas to tracking the effects of climate change in Acadia National Park. Every team will be filled with teens who have a passion for science and are excited for the opportunity to work alongside scientists to conduct critical environmental research. This opportunity is a great way to hone your facilitation skills and spend time with inspiring youth while traveling the world!

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding


Be 21 years of age or older• Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19• Have experience and interest in working with youth, such as teaching experience either in classroom or field settings and/or experience leading groups of youth, including managing group dynamics, team building, mediation, and problem-solving• Be willing to be an Earthwatch ambassador in the field with the PI/field staff and team members• Have international travel experience and/or cross-cultural experience

Required Skills:

Consent to undergo a criminal background check (Please note that any criminal record will disqualify the applicant.)• Meet eligibility requirements as described in your assigned project’s online expedition briefing• Have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

Preferred Skills:

Previous participation on an Earthwatch expedition and/or experience in the field with scientific research data collection• Current wilderness first aid/CPR certification (must be willing to obtain certification at the expense of Earthwatch Institute if not already certified)• Current lifeguard certification (on projects where swimming is a possibility)• Proficiency in a language other than English (for expeditions in non-English speaking countries)

About Earthwatch

Earthwatch is an international enviornmental nonprofit organization that connects people with scientists worldwide to conduct environmental research and empowers them with the knowledge they need to conserve the planet.

Application Instructions

Read the facilitator job description for further details, and click here to begin your application: https://expedition.earthwatch.org/program/signup?type=Facilitator We also encourage you to share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues who may be a good fit and are interested in applying.

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