Careers

We mostly work remotely in flexible working patterns.

We are united by a strong sense of purpose and we work collaboratively as a distributed team using a range of online resources. The work carried out by our team is a mix of paid, volunteer and pro-bono work. Most of us are based in cities all across Europe.

There are a number of ways for you to team up with us. See the list below.


We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children, so we welcome applications from all who are interested, particularly those who are currently underrepresented in our team, namely candidates with disabilities, men, and LGBTQ+ candidates.

"My Master's internship at Native was a truly grateful and rewarding experience. Native received me with open arms and I felt constantly challenged and mentored. I gained insights into the work of science communication and social entrepreneurship and I improved hard and soft skills."

Joana Bordalo

Open positions





Student internships


We welcome students from any field and any career stage to consider doing their internship with us. If you are interested please email us your CV and telll us why you would like to do an internship with us. Internships for at least 6 months are preferred.




Micro internships


We know that internships can be a critical stepping stone for those seeking to start, revamp or enhance their career. Hence, we welcome people from all ages and backgrounds to do short-term paid professional assignments. These micro internships usually have very specific goals that are mutually agreed. They can be 5 to 40 hours-long over a period of 1 to 6 weeks. If you are interested, please email us your CV and tell us where you are in your career and what skill/interest you have to offer.




Join us as a Fellow or Researcher


We have a number of research projects ongoing and in the pipeline. Whether you are looking for a new project or have your own research interest in the work we do, we are open to collaborate and/or available to support your grant or application for funding. Please email us explaining your idea, interest or plans to start the conversation with us. Below are some interesting fellowship options: MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships , ISRF Funding Opportunities , The Branco Weiss Fellowship , FCT Funding Opportunities.




Blog writing


Do you have a story to share? Or maybe you want to disseminate a science concept or discovery? At the Native Blog, you can share stories, thoughts or science. We accept articles on a wide range of topics as long as they are relevant to our audience: scientists from all areas of expertise, and teachers and parents with some kind of interest in science. It can be an article focusing on the importance of your research, or your thoughts on current issues affecting science and scientists, or your experience or advice regarding a specific aspect of your life as a scientist. If you are interested, please submit your idea or piece to Anna. Publication cannot be guaranteed from the beginning, but we will assist you as much as possible in the process to make it happen. Learn more about our Native Blog here.





"Volunteering for Native Scientists is a unique and exciting opportunity to grow your network. The skills you learn while volunteering will be a fundamental addition to your CV, whatever is the next step in your career."

Anna Napolitano

We look for skills and motivation. If you are aligned with our mission, improving and growing our impact is on your hands. Come work with us!

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