Bridging The Gap is offering the following unpaid internship. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking a career move into the environmental sector. We will begin interviewing for this position in January.
Program: MARC SWMD Business Recycling Program
Name of Internship: Business Recycling Program Intern
Length of Internship: January – December, 2019
You need not be a student to apply for the Business Recycling Program internship – professionals seeking more experience in the environmental sector are welcome to apply.
Basic Internship Description: This internship supports the Business Recycling Program, which is a one-year grant from the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District to implement or enhance recycling and composting programs in the business sector. This internship will provide an in-depth look at waste management in a business setting. The intern will assist a business in designing a new recycling and waste diversion program or strengthening an existing program, educate employees on waste diversion topics and find creative solutions to changing behaviors in the workforce.
Major Responsibilities: The internship will be a hands-on learning experience, from researching best practices of business recycling programs to working with the companies’ green team members and sustainability managers to design and implement the program. The intern will also assist with designing surveys and educational literature, PowerPoint presentations for employee trainings and contract logistics with the haulers. Ultimately, the intern will be responsible for setting their own appointments and leading recycling consultations with business leaders.
Skills/Experience Needed: excellent written and oral communications skills, moderate amount of recycling knowledge, strong desire to learn about waste management, professionalism while working in the business community, knowledge of Microsoft Office, familiar with working in an office environment, and ability to work independently.
Time Commitment: Flexible Days/Wk: 2-4 Hours/Wk: 10-20
Equipment Needed (include all needs, i.e. phone, computer, etc.): phone, computer, email account
Ability to Work From Home: Some/Yes
To apply for an internship, please email a cover letter and resume to Amy Smith, Volunteer Services Manager. In the letter, please state the internship you are applying for, why you are interested in interning with BTG, your availability (how many hours a week you are available/which days or hours), relevant skills and experience you have, and the timeframe during which you will be available for the internship. We will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview.