Apply to the Greenpeace Semester

The Greenpeace Semester is an action-packed environmental training program in Washington, D.C. for college students who are seeking to learn more about critical environmental issues, grassroots organizing, leadership, and gain experience to become environmental leaders.

Please review the steps for completing your application:

  • Complete essay questions and enter contact information.
  • Review eligibility and overview of application

Please note that you will not be able to save your application after starting. You can prepare you essay answers before starting the application process and copy them into the answer boxes.


In order to be eligible for the Greenpeace Semester, you must be 18-24 years of age; it’s preferred that you have at least one semester remaining of your undergraduate degree upon completion of the program. Read more.

Do you have questions before you apply for the Greenpeace Semester? Contact us or review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


 ***There are a few spots left for the first summer session and a wait list for the second summer session.  We are accepting applications until classes are filled.


The Greenpeace Semester will give you the skills that you need to be part of the next wave of passionate and talented student leaders that help make the dream of a green and peaceful world a reality. 

You will get a chance to travel, network with Greenpeace staff and student leaders, and receive training from professional organizers, campaigners, and activists. Training covers a range of topics including how to build an active group on your campus or in your community, how to work with the media, and the fundamental s of campaign strategy.  The skills and experience you will acquire during the Greenpeace Semester are invaluable assets to be the change you wish to see in the world – not only on your campus, but in the rest of your life and career.


Summer 1:    May 21st – June 22nd 
Summer 2:    July 9th – August 10th 
Fall:        September 17th – December 16th 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 ***Apply now!***

Greenpeace Semester Application

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