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IIP-TerraCycle Australia/New Zealand
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|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|
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.
Previous work experiences (in the words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: I worked on the Business Development team finding prospective partners for the organization. I ended the internship with the generation of over 60 leads. I was also involved in optimizing the outreach and follow-up processes for business development. Apart from that, I worked with the account management department and took ownership of the logistics for one of the programs (for Nespresso coffee capsules)...I learned how to structure my approach and also work though corporate ladders. From my project, I learned that a direct approach is usually the best approach. My co-workers have taught me various tools and techniques to make my work more efficient. My supervisor shared a lot of information on her work process, which was helpful...I connected the organization to several potential clients (at the CEO level) and also helped streamline and verify operations processes.
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