Human Resource Intern

Earthwatch Institute

About the organization

For almost 50 years, Earthwatch has connected people from around the planet with world-class scientists to help change environmental policies, achieve critical conservation goals, and produce groundbreaking findings. We support real objective scientific fieldwork while connecting people to the environment in a personal and often profound way. Our participants contribute directly to urgent global environmental issues and have the adventure of a lifetime in the process.

Our team genuinely believes in our mission. The work we do isn’t just a job; it’s about ensuring a brighter future for our planet. We are passionate, committed to excellence, and supportive of one another - and we love science! Plus, we occasionally get to go out into the field to collect data and be a part of cutting edge hands-on field science.


• Research and propose updates to processes and policies
• Report changes in industry trends and/or state and federal employment legislation, as well as research specific guidelines and regulations pertaining to employment law
• Update internal databases with new and departing employee and intern information
• Create and send HR related updates to staff, e.g. PTO status, updated policy, benefit notifications, etc.
• Prepare HR-related reports and presentations
• Other duties as assigned
• Take part in one or more business improvement projects, including but not limited to updating and improving:
o employee handbook
o training programs
o remote work practices
o employee engagement and retention strategies
o HR efficiencies via technology
o HR compliance across multiple states
o etc.


• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Bachelor's degree in HR management or studying toward a degree in HR management or related field
• Ability to plan and manage projects and workloads in an efficient manner
• Knowledge of U.S. labor laws
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
• Effective communication skills
• An interest in creating efficiency through workflows and processes
• Interest in Earthwatch’s mission and values
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team
• Demonstrated initiative with a strong work ethic in order to meet or exceed goals while being accountable for personal and professional actions
• Familiarity with HRIS (Human Resources Information System) software and/or relational databases (such as Customer Relationship Management) is advantageous.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit a resume and cover letter to the linked webpage.

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