The Political & Business Unit of Greenpeace International would like to offer a paid internship to a suitable candidate who will be able to support our Global Climate Political Task Force in its work. We are looking for someone who is available to join us from 1st September 2018, for a period of six months.
You will be working within a global team of experienced environmentalists and climate political experts, and will have the chance to develop and execute a jointly agreed project. Reporting to the Project Manager and the Task Force Leader, the work experience is primarily administrative/ logistical in nature, e.g., note-taking (in English), general meeting support, updating of documents and project plans, information management/ sharing, as well as a wide-range of ad hoc requests. The work is mainly office based - in Amsterdam - but also occasionally on location, including the period of the UNFCCC COP24 in Poland, so you must be willing to travel; subsistence costs will be covered when you travel.


Required skills and competencies

  • Knowledge of/ experience in the area of International Climate Politics
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Other languages are an advantage
  • IT proficient - Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Google mail and related applications, Prezi, video conferencing tools, etc.
  • Experience with the UNFCCC process and event management a plus
  • ‘Can do’, flexible approach, friendly and people-focused, even when working under extreme pressure, and in a fast moving, sometimes chaotic environment
  • Self-confident, proactive and keen attention to details
  • Efficient in producing clear meeting notes in English
  • Identification with Greenpeace goals and values
  • Ability to act with discretion, and respectful of confidentiality, as well as multicultural/ diversity issues

Compensation benefits

The Fine Print Internships are full-time positions (40 hours per week) for a period of three-six months. Remuneration is by a modest monthly contribution towards cost of living of €400 for those already resident in the Netherlands, and €800 for non-residents. Unfortunately, due to legal constraints, we can only accept candidates who have a student and/or work and/or residency permit for the Netherlands. All interns are required under Dutch law to take out a standard private health insurance in the Netherlands. We unfortunately cannot contribute towards relocation or any costs, other than those above mentioned, in relation to required travel during your placement.

Company description

Greenpeace International is an ​equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and would like to invite you especially to apply!

Contact information

Applications must be in English and include a CV and Cover Letter of not more than 1 page long. The application must also include a written confirmation that you have a student and/or work and/or residency permit for the Netherlands. 

Please click on the apply button  to submit your CV and Cover Letter in English. The application deadline is the 7th of June 2018 at 23:59 (CEST).

For additional questions about the vacancy or the recruitment process, you can contact our Recruitment team at
Please note: In order to aid to a fair recruitment process, we will only consider applications submitted via our website.


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Vally Athanasopoulou

Ships Technical Officer
In an ever-changing world, working at Greenpeace International has taught me to work with passion, be flexible and not give up no matter the difficulties. Because when you are fighting for something bigger than yourself, you should see nothing as impossible.  I love working in a place where you know that everyone is committed to the same cause and no matter their role in the organisation, they are in that way all connected.