It can be difficult to get a foot on the career ladder in the not-for-profit sector. Job requirements can be quite specific and there is often no textbook training.
Paid internships offered at our London office help people prepare for a career within the sector. There are a variety of roles which change yearly and run for six months – long enough to gain valuable skills and meaningful workplace experiences which are highly transferable within the sector and beyond.
What a Greenpeace internship will provide
- An insight into working in the not-for-profit sector.
- Hands-on workplace experience.
- A wide range of transferable skills.
- Personal and professional development.
- Opportunities to network and learn how a range of teams work.
- Formal workplace training and on-the-job learning.
- Opportunity to lead a project that you’ll be responsible for.
- The chance to make a real contribution to Greenpeace.
How our internships are structured
Internships are based in our London office during normal office hours, Monday to Friday. They can be completed on a full time basis for six months, or on a part time basis 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 are paid the London Living Wage and are entitled to paid holiday and sick pay. They are also eligible to join the Greenpeace pension scheme. As the internship is paid, lunch and travel expenses within London are not covered.
Greenpeace cannot cover the costs of travel or relocation to London to take part in our internship programmes. We also cannot provide help with finding or funding accommodation for the duration of the internship programme.
We don’t guarantee that a position will become available at Greenpeace following completion of your internship. However, we aim to make sure this experience will increase your employment options and open up further opportunities for you.
How to apply
Our 2023 internship programme has ended. Details of our next scheme will be updated here for 2024.
In the meantime, you may wish to contact other Greenpeace offices to see if they have any internships available.