Greenpeace International - Biodiversity Intern
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Biodiversity Internship

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Job description

Internship / Fixed term for up to 6 months / Full Time (40 hours per week)

Location: Based in the Netherlands. Candidates should be already living in or able to quickly relocate to the Netherlands (at own cost), and have a Dutch social security number (BSN), or should be able to obtain Dutch residence permit and BSN on short notice. We encourage applications from applicants from various backgrounds.

Are you passionate about biodiversity and eager to support Greenpeace’s efforts in environmental conservation? Greenpeace International is seeking a motivated intern to join our Biodiversity Team in the Programme Department!

The Biodiversity Internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in biodiversity campaigns, innovative environmental practices, and project management while contributing to Greenpeace's mission of protecting our planet.

We are looking for someone who is available to join us from August (preferably) or early September 2024 for a period of six months. Your specific availability will be requested during the application process.


  • Administrative Support:
    • Support the Biodiversity team in the development/implementation of online/offline team meetings/activities by assisting with logistics, preparing presentations, creating infographics or other visuals, and ensuring accurate meeting documentation.

    • Update the biodiversity team databases.

  • Information Management Support (in collaboration with the Campaign Operations Managers):
    • Assist in the revamp of the Biodiversity Intranet site

    • Reorganise/update the team’s information management system

  • Project Support:
    • There will be opportunities to add value to the Biodiversity Campaign depending on the candidate’s interests, academic background, and skill sets. This could be in the areas of research, information sharing, digital communications, or any other task designated by the Project leader or task giver.

  • Other Tasks:
    • Ad hoc requests as required by team members according to workload, urgency, and importance.

You may find further information in the job description here.

Job requirements

You will get:

  • An insight into working in the non-profit environmental sector

  • The chance to create a real contribution to Greenpeace

  • Hands-on experience

  • Workplace skills

  • The opportunity to develop both personally and professionally

  • Internship compensation in line with our policy (see the fine print below)

  • Gain valuable knowledge and practical experience in ship management.

  • Acquire insights into biodiversity campaigns and innovative environmental practices.

  • Access to internal learning opportunities provided by the Greenpeace network.

Required skills and competencies:

  • Background in Biodiversity, Environmental Sciences, or related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

  • IT proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace applications and other relevant software, with a willingness to learn about new systems.

  • Knowledge and/or experience in designing and managing content for intranet is preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

  • Flexible attitude to shifting work priorities.

  • Proactive and result-oriented.

  • Passion for environmental conservation and alignment with Greenpeace goals and values.

The fine print:

  • An Internship is intended for students or recent graduates who have less than 12 months experience in a relevant field.

  • Interns are entitled to 800 euros net as a monthly stipend (based on your full-time /40 hours per week internship).

  • 2.5 days of leave per month for study or other purposes based on your full-time internship and the leave days can be taken in coordination with the supervisor.

  • You will be provided with a laptop for use during your GPI internship, and GPI will offer necessary office equipment if needed.

  • The travel costs (2nd class) for interns to travel from their home in the Netherlands to the GPI office can be reimbursed.

  • GPI will provide meal allowances (€5 Euros per day) on your working days during office hours.

  • The Greenpeace International office in Amsterdam is open and available for working. A combination of remote (within the Netherlands) and from the office work is possible and is the most common way of working.

  • If not otherwise present at the office, the candidate should be able to commute into our Amsterdam office when invited to do so for specific meetings or events. Travel outside of Amsterdam may also occasionally be requested, for which necessary costs will be covered.

  • Interns must be eligible to legally work in the Netherlands and attain a registered address (BSN), and Dutch health insurance (our HR administration team could help you arrange this if you do not yet have one).

About us:

Greenpeace is a global campaigning network. It comprises 25 independent national/regional organisations, and a coordinating organisation, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Our goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. That means we want to:

  • protect biodiversity in all its forms

  • prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water

  • end all nuclear threats

  • promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence

To Apply

If you share our vision, please click 'apply for this job' below, to begin your application.

To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of key criteria and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the key criteria is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.

At GPI, we understand the benefits of using open AI tools (e.g. ChatGPT), however for the purpose of this application we prefer to see answers that were tailored by candidates themselves, without relying too much on these tools, so we can get a good impression on your thinking.

It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at Please note that all applications have to be filled out via the website and can't be submitted via this email.

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!

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 21st July @ 23:59 CET 2024

INTERVIEWS: Week of 29th of July 2024 (expected)

PREFERRED START DATE: mid August 2024 (ideally)