EarthCorps International Program for Young Environmental Leaders 2016

EarthCorps International Program for Young Environmental Leaders 2016

Deadline: February 12, 2016

Applications are now open for an international corps member position, involving a 6-month service learning experience with EarthCorps in Seattle, WA, USA. Young environmental leaders from countries outside the United States will join US AmeriCorps members to develop skills in environmental service, community building and leadership.

This is not a classroom or workshop. Corps members spend 80% of their time in the field engaged in environmental restoration projects throughout the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Restoration is very physically demanding and takes place outdoors in all weather conditions.

Programme Description

The programme is 40 hours a week, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Participants take part in environmental restoration projects, such as invasive plant removal, tree-planting, trail construction, and erosion control. Projects are located throughout Washington State.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be between 18-28 years old.
  • Have experience in environmental field work and intercultural exchange.
  • Have had a commitment to community service and previous experience in volunteer service.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Possess conversational English.
  • Have a 4 year college degree in the environmental field and 1 year of work experience in the environmental field.
    -OR-
  • 5 years of work experience in the environmental field.

Benefits

  • EarthCorps international participants will receive:
  • A monthly stipend.
  • Health insurance.
  • Accommodation with a host family.
  • A public transit pass for transportation around the Seattle area.

EarthCorps charges no fees for international participants. However, there are costs involved in applying for a visa to participate in the program. Additionally participants are required to purchase a roundtrip ticket to and from Seattle before participating in the program.

How to Apply

Apply via the Application Website. You will need to complete an application form and include the following documents:

  • Candidate Nomination Form.
  • CV.
  • Autobiography.
  • Copy of the picture page of your passport.

For more information, visit the EarthCorps International Program.

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