Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental issues

This experiential learning program has been designed by Paragon One in collaboration with Greenpeace USA to offer talented students an opportunity to develop and showcase their strategic problem solving and critical thinking skills by working on real work projects.

‍This program will focus on the Distributed Organizing Team (DOT) that engages with Greenpeace supporters and volunteers across the country. Externs will recruit GenZ participants from a USA based local organization and a University/College (their own preferred) to conduct primary research with the objective to suggest improvements to Greenpeace’s volunteer outreach for visitors and potential volunteers, based on their research and analysis.


  • Familiarize yourself with the vision, mission, and work of Greenpeace as well as learn about the overall GenZ sentiment about climate crisis and activism as observed in the recent past
  • Analyze current outreach collateral and assess the effectiveness of Greenpeace’s outreach
  • Conduct primary customer research with Gen Zers to evaluate sentiment and perception about climate crisis and activism
  • Create a concise presentation highlighting insights from your research and providing suggested improvements and next steps for improving Greenpeace’s volunteer outreach and activation strategy


We are seeking ambitious undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in communications, nonprofit and public administration, marketing strategy, and climate change. Students with backgrounds in communications, environmental science, and engagement strategy are highly encouraged to apply.

Rolling start dates

  • The start date for this Externship is rolling and students will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis. Applications will close when the Externship is full.
  • This Externship is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.
  • Receive your start date with your acceptance letter: This remote Externship will last 8 weeks.
  • This Externship is open to undergraduate students and graduate students.
  • This Externship is open to applicants all around the world.