The international Corps Member position with EarthCorps is a 6-month service learning experience for non-U.S. citizens, which takes place in Seattle, Washington, 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. International Corps Members are sponsored by EarthCorps on a J-1 Trainee visa.
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 physically demanding and takes place outdoors in all weather conditions.
EarthCorps is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization with a mission of developing leaders to strengthen community and restore the health of our environment. EarthCorps’ International Corps Program is an intensive 6-month-long training and service opportunity. We unite young adults (age 18-28) from across the United States and around the world to learn skills in habitat restoration, community building, and leadership. EarthCorps program participants are part of a diverse group of emerging environmental leaders committed to teamwork, service, and personal growth.
EarthCorps envisions a world where people and nature thrive together. EarthCorps depends on the generosity of committed volunteers and donors. More than 10,000 youth, business leaders, and community members join annually, as they work to sustain and restore public parks for future generations to enjoy.
- Homestay provided (room and board)
- Days off permissible as designated by EarthCorps
- Holidays will be paid as designated by EarthCorps
- Medical Insurance
- Bus Pass provided
- Education & Training
- Boots, pants, t-shirt, rain gear and safety equipment provided
- Living stipend of $330/month (USD)
- **Corps Members are responsible for travel to and from Seattle**
- Eligibility for J-1 Trainee Visa: University degree in a related field and 1 year of work experience, OR, 5 years of work/volunteer experience in a related field
- Ability to work hard in all weather conditions,
- Commitment to cooperation and teamwork with peers from around the world,
- Conversational English ability,
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (22.5 kg); Hike up to 8 miles (13 km) while carrying 40 pounds (18 kg) of weight for up to 9 hours per day.
How To Apply:
- Apply HERE
- You will be asked to submit:
- profile information
- a personal statement
- a current resume/CV
- essay answers
- nominator contact information.
07 January 2019