Internships

Last edited 22 February 2016 at 3:14pm

Volunteering with Greenpeace

Internships at Greenpeace


We understand it is often difficult to get a foot on the career ladder within the environmental sector. Jobs in this sector can be quite unique, for which there is no text book training.

To help people prepare for a career within the sector, we will be offering two paid internships each year within our London office. We hope our structured internship programmes will help give an insight into what working in the sector can be like and provide an opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience. Although we can make no guarantees that work will become available here at Greenpeace UK following completion of your internship, we hope the experience will increase your employability and open up further opportunities for you.  

We hope Greenpeace internships will provide interns with: 

  • an insight into working in the environmental sector 
  • the chance to make a real contribution to Greenpeace 
  • hands on experience workplace skills 
  • the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally 

All available internships will be advertised on the current vacancies section of our website as and when they arise. Further details of each internship and details on how to apply will be posted at the time. You may wish to sign up to receive alerts for each new internship. 

Who can apply? 

All applicants must:

  • be18 years or over
  • be available for the duration of the internship
  • be computer literate
  • have a good working knowledge of the English language
  • where necessary, hold a relevant permit to work in the UK
  • be committed to the core aims and values of Greenpeace

Internships will be based in our London office during normal office hours, Monday to Friday. These opportunities will be part time or full time for six months or part-time, where the equivalent number of hours is spread over a longer duration. Interns will need to be able to commit to the full duration of the internship.

Interns will be paid at the London Living Wage £9.40 per hour and will be entitled to paid holiday, sick pay and are eligible to join the Greenpeace pension scheme. Lunch and travel expenses within London will not be covered. Please note that Greenpeace are unable to cover the costs of travel or relocation to London to take part in our internship programmes. We are unable to provide help with finding or funding accommodation for the duration of the internship programme.

You may also wish to contact our other offices regarding internships which they may have available: Greenpeace offices worldwide.

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