samedi 18 juillet 2009

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


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.


Candidate Nomination Dead Line: September 31, 2009
Applicant Application Dead Line: October 31, 2009
Participant selection: November 2009
Visa processing: December – February 2010
Travel confirmation: February 2010
EarthCorps Program starting date: March 2010
EarthCorps Program graduation: August 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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