• International Environmental Organizations
• International Citizens (Non-U.S. Citizens)
EarthCorps brings together emerging environmental leaders from around the world to participate in an environmental service program. EarthCorps programs focus on physical hands-on field service that includes:
• Environmental restoration
• Community building
This is not a classroom or workshop – 80% of the program is in the field, in all weather conditions and requires participants to be very physical.
(40 hours a week, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm) Participants take part in environmental restoration projects, such as tree-planting, trail construction, stream restoration, and invasive plant removal. Projects are located throughout Washington State.
EarthCorps international participants will receive:
• a monthly stipend
• health insurance
• homestay family
EarthCorps charges no fees for international participants. Limited travel scholarships are available covering 30% of roundtrip airfare costs up to $1000.
• Between 18-25 years old
• Interest in environmental field work and intercultural experience
• Commitment to cooperation and teamwork with peers from around the world
• Willingness to work hard
• No Criminal Record
• Conversational English
• 4 year college degree and 1 year of work experience in the environmental field*
• 5 years of work experience in the environmental field*
- Please note that EarthCorps is required by the US government to ensure that every applicant meets strict criteria in order to qualify for a US J-1 Trainee visa. You must have a university degree in a environmental field and/or environmental work experience to qualify.
City: Seattle/King County
State: Washington (note: not Washington, DC)
Please send all application materials to: applyearthcorps.org.
DEADLINES AND START DATES:
•Application deadline: November 18, 2011
•Participant selection: January 2012
•Visa processing: February – May 2012
•Travel confirmation: May 2012
•EarthCorps Program start date: June 2012
•EarthCorps Program graduation: mid-December 2012
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION:
• What to Expect
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