Greenpeace Jobs & Internships
Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by a group of people who were passionate about protecting the environment.
The organization is dedicated to using non-violent confrontation as a means to draw attention to these issues. To stay independent from corporate and government influences, Greenpeace relies on individual supporters and foundation grants for its funding. The organization receives financial support from millions of people annually.
Today, the organization focuses its attention on the following issues:
- Commercial whaling
- Global warming
- Nuclear power
Working at Greenpeace
Greenpeace has more than 150 employees. The international headquarters is located in Amsterdam. In addition, Greenpeace operates offices in locations spread throughout the world.
People who are interested in being considered for a job with Greenpeace will be more attractive candidates to the organization if they are already familiar with it and have become involved with Greenpeace before applying. The organization has opportunities for online activists as well as volunteer work available in its local offices.
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Types of Jobs and Internships at Greenpeace
Greenpeace hires people who are passionate about environmental issues to fill a number of different types of positions, including:
- Finance specialists
- Human resources advisors
- Legal advisors
- Political advisors
- Press officers
- Ship unit staff
Examples of specific job titles that may be available are:
- Business Advisor
- Electrician (on ship)
- Electronic Technology Officer/Radio Officer
- Engineer (on ship)
- Major Gifts & Foundations Specialist
- Senior Personnel & Payroll Administrator
How to Apply for a Job with Greenpeace
Available positions at Greenpeace are posted on the organization’s Web site. It only accepts applications for openings that are currently being advertised. If a job seeker doesn’t see a posting that is a good fit, he or she should bookmark the site and check back later to see if Greenpeace has a more suitable job opening or internship.
Clicking on the job title on the Greenpeace Web site reveals more details about the position, including the qualifications needed for consideration. Applicants can forward a resume, cover letter and copies of any requested documentation to Greenpeace by e-mail or by regular mail to the head office.