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IIP-TerraCycle Australia/New Zealand
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: TerraCycle is a green business that collects non-recyclable post-consumer waste and transforms it into new eco-friendly products and materials. Terracycle's goal is to eliminate waste by providing innovative solutions for hard-to-recycle products and packaging waste. TerraCycle's model engages consumers and communities in the collection of a range of waste through programs and then converts this waste into new products. TerraCycle also gives back to the community by making donations per unit of waste collected by non-profits and schools. TerraCycle's Australia office offers a comprehensive internship program with meaningful and substantial work, supervision and performance feedback, and opportunities for professional development.

Intern Responsibilities: The focus of this internship placement will be a Keystone Project, which the intern leads and concludes during the duration of the internship. The Keystone Project is designed to contribute directly to one of TerraCycle's work areas so that the intern gains real experience and know-how through substantial, mission-driven work. The intern will also carry out daily activities as required. Keystone Projects are available in the following areas:
  • Public Relations: The TerraCycle PR & Communications Internship focuses on the foundations of public relations, marketing techniques and digital media skills. IIP interns will draft press releases, curate online content, compile media databases, media clipping services, Wordpress, CMS and media tracking programs. IIP interns will have the opportunity to learn how to run successful media campaigns.
  • Business Development: This IIP intern will develop business opportunities for TerraCycle. The intern will contribute to the sales strategy of the organization (participate in brainstorm sessions, provide the team with market analysis etc.) The intern will also research, identify and contact potential brand partners, support the creation of deal proposals, create case studies on existing programs, manage the Zero Waste Box offer. This position will also work on the creation of marketing content for the website, preparation of deal proposal and support as needed on any kind of project related to the activity of TerraCycle in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Operations: The purpose of this IIP placement to support the General Manager in any operation activities (sales, recycling, logistics, warehousing, product manufacturing). Responsibilities will include liaising with other TerraCycle departments to identify new business opportunities, searching new processing partners and manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand, and liaising with existing partners to run trials and process the waste collected by TerraCycle. The intern will liase with TC head office and suppliers to create a catalog of recycled and upcycled products that can be offered to new or existing clients, provide the team with analysis and recommendations to make TerraCycle logistics more efficient; work with their Sales Associate on ad-hoc projects (quotes, market analysis, presentations, compliance and legislative research) and provide support as needed on any kind of project related to the activity of TerraCycle.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in marketing, public relations, environmental sustainability, operations management are encouraged.

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.