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 as soon as possible in February 2018, for six months.

You will be working within a global team of experienced environmentalists and climate political experts, and and will have the chance to develop and (subject to approval) execute a project of your own choosing. 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, 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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Google mail and related applications, Prezi, video conferencing tools, etc.

  • ‘Can do’, flexible approach, friendly and people-focused, even when working under extreme pressure, and in a fast moving, sometimes chaotic environment

  • Self-confident, pro-active, attention to detail  

  • 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


To Apply

Applications must be in English, and consist of a single email (quoting Internship-PBU-GPI in the email subject), with the following attachments:

  • A cover letter of not more than 1 page

  • A CV of not more than 1 page

In addition, applications must include the following information:

  • Confirmation that you have a student and/or work and/or residency permit for the Netherlands;

Please send your application to

Compensation benefits

The Fine Print

Internships are full-time positions (40 hours per week) for a period of three to 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.

The deadline for applications is COB on Monday 22 January.


Given the very large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not heard anything from us by 16 February, then the position has been filled.

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 recognize and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organization 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, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic and would like to invite you especially to apply!

Company description

Greenpeace is taking action all over the world for our planet’s future. Our volunteers, activists and staff come from all corners of the globe, cover the age spectrum and come from all walks of life. What they all have in common is their commitment to working for a green and peaceful future for everyone. With creative local actions for the planet they positively affect their communities, their countries, and ultimately, the world at large.

Contact information

Do you want an engaging and challenging role within the largest independent, direct action environmental organisation in the world? We look forward to receiving your application by clicking on the apply button!

For additional questions about the vacancy or the recruitment process, you can contact our Recruitment team at


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Frikkie Meintjes

Operations Manager
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