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Legal Internship opportunity at Greenpeace International: APPLY NOW!

Apply for a Legal Internship opportunity at Greenpeace International



Host Organization

Greenpeace International

Target audience


Application Deadline: 21 November 2022

Job description

A legal internship is available with the Legal Unit (LU) of Greenpeace International. The LU advises Greenpeace International, and when necessary the independent national and regional Greenpeace organisations, on campaign strategies and organisational legal issues. This internship will assist the LU’s campaigns and communications lawyers, who work to advance campaign goals through both proactive and defensive legal strategies, provide risk assessments for projects and advocate for a strong enabling environment for civil society organisations.

Alongside the daily practice of the LU, there are various research projects that, in accordance with the specific interests and background of the intern, can be undertaken. Over the past year, this has ranged from assisting the LU’s efforts to proactively use the courts to hold governments and corporations accountable for environmental destruction and human rights violations to helping Greenpeace build resilience against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) designed to shut down assembly and advocacy rights.

The legal interns play an indispensable role in the development of LU projects, and the position, therefore, involves a great deal of responsibility and autonomy. With this in mind, we are looking for candidates with exceptional analytical skills, initiative, and drive. We are looking for the ability to work independently while following instructions and also proactively contributing to the project by anticipating needs and thinking creatively.

The legal internship is a full-time position (40 hours per week) for a period of six months. Target starting date is early February 2023. Interns receive 800 euros net as a monthly stipend. As of the time of this advert, our office in Amsterdam is open and the legal internship can be a combination of virtual and in person from the GPI office.

Job requirements of the legal internship

Required Competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently and with strong initiative;
  • Self-confident, focused, pro-active and result-oriented;
  • Flexible attitude to shifting work priorities.

Applications must be in English and include a CV and a sample of your writing on any legal subject of not more than 3-4 pages. The application must include a written confirmation that you have a student and/or work and/or residency permit for the Netherlands.

Please contact our recruiter at, should you have any additional questions about this internship.

For more information about our Diversity and Inclusion practices, please click here.

​​​​​​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, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic and would like to invite you especially to apply!

CLOSING DATE: 21st of November 23:59 CET

Based in the Netherlands. Candidates should be already living in the Netherlands with a valid residence permit and have a Dutch social security number (BSN), or can obtain it at short notice. We encourage applications from candidates from various backgrounds.



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