Earthwatch is a global environmental charity aiming to create a society that lives in balance with nature by empowering people to save the natural world.  We're all about empowering people to take action in key areas where we can have the most impact: to keep ahead of climate change, save the reef and oceans, restore our iconic landscapes and protect our unique wildlife. Central to our approach is the use of citizen science, where people from all walks of life gather critical scientific data to generate environmental insights, inform future policy and motivate long-term behaviour change.  

Position Description

Position: Waste Management Intern 
Reporting to: Chief Scientist 
Hours: Minimum 80 hours
Timeline: July – October, 1-2 days p. week (hours flexible, must be available during AEST business working hours (at times) for communication)

Recycling is an important component of the circular economy but are we doing it right and where can improvements be made. This project will support the review of current recycling initiatives at selected localities to understand barriers and gaps to efficient recycling. By understanding gaps, improvements in product recycling and targeted education can be delivered.

The project will be conducted predominantly through online searches, workshop style discussions and phone interviews. Successful applicants will have a sustainability or environmental background and have skills in literature searching, data collation, survey analysis and report writing.

On-site visits to resource recovery centres may be involved.  

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 this placement to [email protected]. Please include the Internship position title in the subject line. If you intend to put this internship toward university credit, your application must include a letter of support from your unit chair which outlines any specific requirements or obligations. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications for Intake 2 close 11:59pm Sunday 3rd July 2022. 



Earthwatch Australia is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, all genders, young people, LGBTQI people and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.