Wednesday, June 11, 2008


EarthCorps is now accepting international applications. Please consider forwarding this announcement among your contacts.

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

View a typical day at EarthCorps here: in_the_life.php.
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

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*
- OR-
· 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: July 31, 2008
· Participant selection: August 2008
· Visa processing: September - December 2008
· Travel confirmation: January 2009
· EarthCorps Program starting date: February 2009
· EarthCorps Program graduation: August 2009

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

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

Thank you for your support!


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
email: mark@earthcorps. org

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