Environmental Internship Program
Many people who work at Patagonia are passionate about spending time in the outdoors, as well as protecting it. The company offers employees the ability to do just that through the Environmental Internship Program. Employees from all parts of the company are allowed up to two months away from their regular roles to work for the environmental group of their choice while continuing to earn their paycheck and benefits. This year, 34 individuals, 12 stores and one department took advantage of this program—putting in almost 10,000 volunteer hours for 43 organizations.
For small, grassroots groups working in local communities, having a free Patagonia employee intern is a huge help. And when interns return, they bring back stories, inspiration and a new commitment to our environmental mission.