Alcoa Earthwatch Fellowship Program

Program Overview
For over a decade, Alcoa Foundation has partnered with the Earthwatch Institute to sponsor fully-funded opportunities for Alcoa employees to participate in ecological research projects around the world. Alcoa Earthwatch Fellows work alongside researchers, finding solutions to some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time.


  • Expeditions are one-week long and Fellows will not have to use vacation time to participate
  • Alcoa-only team helps build connections across the company
  • 8 Alcoa employees selected as Fellows
  • Innovative learning programs to bridge field research with Alcoa's commitment to sustainability

Application Information
The application is available in English.

All full-time Alcoa employees, both salaried and non-salaried, are eligible to apply for an Earthwatch fellowship. Contract employees are not eligible for this opportunity. Program delivered in English only; proficiency in English required. You must have supervisor approval before applying.

The deadline to apply is March 8, 2020. Applications close at midnight EST.

Employee Fellowships
This year employees have the chance to work as field assistants on a critically important scientific research expedition, focusing on issues of global importance to Alcoa and our communities. Participant expenses, including coach class travel, are paid by the program.

This year's expedition is linked to climate change sustainability at the following site:

  • Acadia National Park, Maine, USA – September 13-19, 2020

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