Internship Opportunities at Greenpeace


Internship Opportunities at Greenpeace

Deadline: November 25, 2016


Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.


As a Greenpeace intern, you not only get to work on a daily basis with experienced environmental activists, but you will also be able to participate in trainings such as campaigns, non-violent direct action, corporate research, media relations, and more. In addition, all interns based in the Washington, DC or San Francisco offices participate in a full-day group orientation to the organization at the start of the semester.


Many Greenpeace interns have later obtained employment with Greenpeace and at a wide range of environmental organizations and government agencies.


Program Details

  • Internships are available in a number of cities and in all parts of the Greenpeace organization.
  • Each intern is closely supervised by a member of the department to which they have been assigned.
  • See the links at right for descriptions of the different internships available, the qualifications required for each, and what cities they are offered in.
  • Interns are hired on a rolling basis, but since certain positions are filled quickly, we encourage applicants to apply early.
  • We are flexible with your schedule and can help you receive class credit.
  • You must be over 18 to intern, but do not need to be a current student.
  • All internships are unpaid, and interns are responsible for covering their own housing.
  • A small subsidy for taking public transit to the office is provided for internships based in the Washington, DC and San Francisco offices.
  • Please note that Greenpeace is unable to cover the costs of travel or relocation to Washington, DC, San Francisco, or any of our other locations to take part in our internship programs.
  • Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way Greenpeace selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns. Greenpeace strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and other under-represented communities.


Important for international applicants:

Greenpeace cannot support in the visa process if chosen. Students are responsible for obtaining a visa and housing for all internships.


Apply here: Spring 2017 Internship Application.

Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu


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