1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
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 IIP intern will contribute to projects in one or more of the following areas:
Marketing and Communications: The IIP intern will draft and distribute electronic direct mail to people in Australia and New Zealand via Mailjet; collaborate with graphic designers located overseas to help develop resources for Terracycle's free recycling programs; draft designs for social media icons; conduct outreach to program participants to drive participation and long-term engagement; develop creative strategies for programs and their competitions and will assist with logistics, data management, website management and customer support.
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; participate in pitches creation and adaption of materials such as press kit, press release, posters, etc; manage the Zero Waste Box offer, (create marketing content for the website and prepare deal proposal). This position will also provide 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). This internship would be useful to anybody seeking to learn about sustainable development and about the waste management industry more specifically. Responsibilities will include liaising with other TerraCycle departments to identify new business opportunities, searching new processing partners and manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand; search new processing partners in Australia and New Zealand and liaise with Terracycle's existing partners to run trials and process the waste collected by TerraCycle; search new product manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand; liaise with TC head office and suppliers to create a catalog of recycled and upcycled products that can be offered to new or existing client; provide the team with analysis and recommendations to make TerraCycle logistics more efficient; work with Terracycle's Sales Associate on ad-hoc project (quotes, market analysis, presentations, compliance and legislative research); and provide support as needed on any kind of project related to the activity of TerraCycle: reporting, customer service, proactive outreach...
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in marketing, public relations, management and environmental science are encouraged to apply. Skills in Excel and PowerPoint are strongly recommended.