Protect the Earth while learning valuable skills as a Greenpeace Intern. Positions are available in all or our departments including research, photography, administration, communications, and everything in between.

See below for descriptions of the different internships available, the qualifications required for each, and where they are located. Internships are available every spring, summer, and fall. And don’t forget that you can always get involved through our volunteer network, Greenwire!

Apply for Spring 2016 Internships Now!

Why intern with Greenpeace?

  • Promote solutions to the global warming crisis
  • Stop the destruction of the world’s last ancient forests
  • Empower consumers and shareholders to hold corporate polluters accountable
  • Learn valuable skills
  • And yes, Save the Whales! (and other endangered species)

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.

Also, check out this blog post about our summer semester Student Network Intern’s exciting first 2 weeks at Greenpeace.

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 Dates

  • Spring 2016 Semester: February 8th to May 13th 2016
  • Summer 2016 Semester: June 13th to August 14th

Please send your questions to We are only accepting online applications, please follow the links located on this page to apply. No phone calls, paper or electronic resumes, please. All internships are unpaid positions.

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