Greenpeace Semester – environmental leadership program (SUMMER DEADLINES)

Do you believe people have the power to make a difference for the environment?  Do you want to learn the skills of social change from a global organization and get experience for a career in advocacy? If so, check out Greenpeace’s environmental training program called the Greenpeace Semester.  The Greenpeace Semester, located in Washington D.C., is a great opportunity for you to work on environmental issues you care about, side-by-side with environmental advocates, and get hands-on experience and training in environmental activism, creative and strategic campaigning, and grassroots organizing – and applications are now being accepted for summer and fall 2013.

During the program, participants learn about some of the most pressing environmental problems and how to have a greater impact in the local and global community.  Workshops include campaign strategy, working with the media, how to recruit and train volunteers, using social media for a cause, and organizing successful events.  There are also lots of discussions and in-depth briefings from experts on global environmental issues.

Whether you’re new to sustainability or activism or you are already involved, the Greenpeace Semester is a great way to learn from one of the largest global environmental organizations and work on issues that you really care about.  It’s also a great experience to have under your belt if you’re interested in pursuing environmental work or social change as a profession.

Scholarships are available and many students receive course credit for the program.  Check out the application here.

Application deadlines:

Summer 1      (program dates 6/20 – 6/21) – Deadline is 4/19

Summer 2      (program dates 7/8 – 8/9) – Deadline is 6/7

Fall                (program dates 9/16 – 12/13) – Deadline is 8/7

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