Social Media Intern at Greenpeace’s Energydesk

Deadline: 26 June 2015
Open to: applicants who are 18 years or over and find creative and powerful ways to share stories on social media
Remuneration: London living wage of £9.15 per hour


Greenpeace’s Energydesk energy and climate change news site is looking for a new social media intern as part of its successful internship scheme paid at London Living Wage. Energydesk is Greenpeace’s global energy and climate news site which seeks to reach a diverse audience of those who read daily about energy and climate issues and those who simply care a lot about the climate. The intern would work with the team to build the community of this new and growing project as it seeks to increase and diversify its audience – especially for global stories focusing on solutions to the problem of climate change or new investigations. The role would involve working across social media platforms – such as Twitter and Facebook – with the objective of getting organization’s stories noticed and shared. The overall purpose of the role is to learn new skills whilst finding interesting and creative ways to promote stories from Energydesk and to reach new audiences helping to grow the following on social media.


To apply all applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or over;
  • Be available for the duration of the internship;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Have a good working knowledge of the English language;
  • Where necessary, hold a relevant permit to work in the UK.

Listed below are the requirements needed to undertake this internship:

  • You’ve used social media platforms, including Twitter & Facebook, and you can show that you understand what makes stories travel amongst different audiences or groups of people;
  • You are good at coming up with creative and powerful ways of telling stories on social media – which appeal to people with different backgrounds or levels of expertise in a subject;
  • You have a nose for what makes a story – you don’t have to be a journalist, or a news junkie, but you do need to show us that you “get” what makes news;
  • You care about getting things right and you can show how you have used information to change people’s minds or the way people see an issue;
  • You aren’t afraid to take complex information, learn about it and find ways to make it simple;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.


This is a part-time post (22.5 hours per week) for a fixed period of 6 months. Based on the dates above interns are expected to commit to an average of 3 days per week. All applicants must be able to commit to the full period of the internship. Normal working hours are Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours per day. Intern will be paid the London living wage of £9.15 per hour. The full duration of each internship will be based in the office in Canonbury Villas, Islington, London N1 2PN.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 26 June 2015, 17:00. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter. In your letter please respond to the following questions:

  • Give an example of how you have used social media platforms either personally or professionally to successful promote yourself or stories (250 words)?
  • Say about a news site which you think uses social media well to promote its stories – what do you like about how it does this? (100 words);
  • Say about a story you came across on social media – on any issue – which you think could bring about change – why? (250 words);
  • Go through Greenpeace twitter feed for the past few days – describe three of your favourite tweets and why? (100 words).

Your CV should be no more than one side and outline your skills and experience, and include contact details of two referees. References will not be sought until the internship has been offered to the successful candidate. You should not include you GCSE, A-level grades or school. Please also complete the Monitoring Form by clicking on the link. Please send your application via email to: The interview will take place on 7 July 2015.

For more information please follow the official website and an applicant pack.

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