People often give internships a bad name, like all that interns do is file things and get ignored. Yes, most interns have some less-than-exciting work, but internshipsare way more than that. They can awaken interests and skills you didn’t know you had, and launch a career.
But don’t just take my word for it. Listen to how Hilary, our current Oceans intern, describes her time here: “My internship so far has been an exciting glimpse into my future career after college. I have learned more in the last few months than I have in my entire 3 years at university. I have attended meetings at the Department of Commerce, spoken with scientists at the top of their fields, and seen exciting environmental breakthroughs through the eyes of Greenpeace.”
Lisa, our Student Network intern, says “This is an internship that is really hands on when it comes to dealing with students and grassroots organizing…I’m getting out of this internship what I really hoped I would.”
It’s great to be Greenpeace’s Intern Coordinator, because I get to connect talented people like Hilary and Lisa with opportunities to experience what it’s like to work in a fast-paced global environmental organization. Because we’re a large organization with a lot of different work going on, interns here have the opportunity to work in specialized areas, like on one particular campaign (Global Warming, Forests, Oceans, or Toxics), or on online organizing or research or development, or…or… And we don’t have just environmental or campaign-focused opportunities, but also administrative internships, such as computer programming, human resources, legal, and accounting. Greenpeace interns also get the opportunity to join in trainings on topics like messaging, organizing, and non-violence.
So if you’re interested in protecting the environment, fighting global warming, learning about how campaigning organizations and non-profits work, apply for a Greenpeace internship! If you want to work in an exciting, savvy organization, and learn from experienced organizers and campaigners, apply for a Greenpeace internship! If you want to work with people from around the country and around the world to create a green and peaceful future, apply for a Greenpeace internship!
Our summer internships start June 7th and we’ll begin interviewing candidates soon. The deadline to apply is April 23rd. Positions are available in Washington, DC, San Francisco, New York, Denver, Portland, Chicago, LA, Burlington, and Philadelphia. All internships are unpaid. Unfortunately Greenpeace cannot provide travel or housing.
If you have questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.