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Greenpeace Human Resources Intern – Washington, DC

Organization: Greenpeace

Job Title: Human Resources Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Part time and full time positions available. Most positions require a commitment of at least 3 days/week. Each intern is trained and closely supervised by a member of the department to which they’ve been assigned. We are flexible with your schedule and can help you receive course credit. All internships are unpaid. Unfortunately Greenpeace cannot provide housing.

Position Dates: Start September 10th and end December 7th

Application Deadline: Send in ASAP

Posted On: July 10th, 2012

Organization Overview

Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.


The mission of the Human Resources (HR) department is to support Greenpeace’s strategic vision and goals by recruiting and retaining diverse, passionate and exceptional team members; providing proactive services that foster a friendly and collaborative work experience; administering policies and benefits that protect both staff and the organization; and promoting a strategic and interactive staff development program to aid staff in reaching their full potential.

The Human Resources intern will assist the HR department in reaching its goals through a combination of administrative support, research and project work.


Responsibilities may include researching, editing, and drafting benefits materials, monitoring governmental regulations, and facilitating staff compliance with human resources’ requirements. The intern will also help with clerical tasks such as filing, photocopying, mail delivery, and covering the reception desk. Other potential projects include conducting research and making recommendations to improve existing Human Resource programs and developing new programs to meet departmental objectives.


Applicants must be over 18, but do not have to be current students. We’re looking for people with excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong online research skills, the ability to work well independently, commitment to non-violence as a means of affecting change and enthusiasm for protecting the environment.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in human resources and/or non-profit administration, experience using computer programs including Microsoft Office suite and some data entry or database use, strong written and verbal communication skills, and high attention to detail.

Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way Greenpeace selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns. Greenpeace strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and other under-represented communities.

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