EarthCorps learning program in Seattle, Washington, USA

EarthCorps offers a 6-month service learning program in Seattle, Washington, USA that brings together emerging environmental leaders to learn the fundamentals of:
  • Environmental Service
  • Community Building
  • Leadership

EARTHCORPS CHARGES NO TUITION OR FEES for its services and in fact supplies insurance, individual homestay families, food, gear and a monthly stipend to all international participants. EarthCorps provides additional support in acquiring US J-1 Trainee visas.

EarthCorps has established the following minimum criteria to be considered for the program:

  • 18-25 years of age
  • Conversational English
  • No Criminal Record
  • Physically fit with a desire to work outdoors

BEFORE YOU NOMINATE 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. Before you nominate please make sure your candidates meet the following minimum criteria:

  • 4 year college degree in the environmental field and 1 year of relevant work experience*
  • 5 years of work experience in the environmental field*

* These criteria are only for meeting US government regulations regarding the J-1 Trainee visa. US American team members may have less experience than this when entering the program.


  • Applicant Application Dead Line: January 29, 2010
  • Participant selection: February 2010
  • Visa processing: March – April 2010
  • Travel confirmation: May 2010
  • EarthCorps Program starting date: June 2, 2010
  • EarthCorps Program graduation: December 2010

Candidates should be referred to EarthCorps by an environmental organization (i.e. NGO, community group or student club). Materials are available online at:

Please feel free to contact me via email: if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact detail:

Mark Howard
International Program Manager, Responsible Officer
6310 NE 74th St., Suite 201E
Seattle, Washington 98115 USA
+1-206-322-9296 ext. 224 office
+1-206-322-9312 fax

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