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Account Management Internship

About TerraCycle:

Operating in 24 countries, TerraCycle (terracycle.com) is the world leader in the recycling of generally non-recyclable waste, such as pens, toothbrushes, candy wrappers, juice pouches and cigarette butts. We create collection and solution systems for anything that would otherwise be sent to landfill or incineration. TerraCycle has over 50,000 voluntary collection locations in the US, including schools, offices, homes, community groups and other types of organizations. TerraCycle then turns collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials including plastic pallets, composite decking, and railroad ties. Major manufacturers contract with TerraCycle to subsidize the cost of collection and recycling their waste; for example Colgate pays us to collect and recycle toothbrushes, L’Oreal for beauty care products, Kraft for juice pouches and cheese packaging, etc. We have a full marketing and promotion team who engage collectors and promote the programs to generate recognition for the sponsoring brands. Our company is headquartered in Trenton NJ, 10 miles from Princeton and about an hour from New York and Philadelphia.

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky (then a 20-year-old Princeton University freshman) whose vision has become one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world. See http://www.shft.com/watching/the-big-shft-tom-szaky-terracycle-ceo/

Account Management Internship:

Account Management Interns will help TerraCycle grow its business, as they grow their own business skills and resumes. Account Managers serve as the key liaisons between our brand partners (Capri Sun, Colgate, Garnier, etc.) and TerraCycle. Our interns have the opportunity to work with all areas of our business including, PR & Marketing, Legal, R&D, Graphics and Design.

Interns may assist Account Managers with developing presentations, researching industry topics and statistics, compiling creative ideas, planning social media strategies, email marketing campaigns, retail promotions, and product concepts.

Our team is fast, innovative and detail oriented. We are looking for those characteristics in our interns. So, in the first paragraph of your cover letter please tell us your favorite color and what you perceive as the greatest environmental threat humanity faces today. This position also requires a unique blend of creative and analytical skills. Applicants for this position should describe themselves as follows:

  • Independent problem solvers
  • Comfortable presenting in public
  • Ready for team work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks

We look forward to receiving your application.

Nuts and Bolts:

TerraCycle offers an unpaid educational internship. We provide a bountiful lunch every day and ask that each intern attend regular interdepartmental lectures which cover all aspects of TerraCycle’s operations and business management in general, and regular intern events as well as company parties. Students receive significant executive direction and guidance, including career advice, if requested.

Last year, 65 interns participated, mostly college students, but also some graduate students. The environment is dynamic and highly charged. Due to our eco-focus, some schools, including Princeton University, provide a stipend or possible credit for their students to work at TerraCycle. Please check with your school if they can provide support.

The internship is located at our graffiti-covered headquarters in Trenton, NJ. The preferred duration of the internship is 8-10 weeks between the end of May and beginning of August. Interns will be asked to bring their own laptops to the office.

All interested applicants are to send a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Account Management - Summer 2014 Internship” to Dan Victory, Program Manager at: daniel.victory@terracycle.com

Applications are due by April 15th, 2014. Acceptances are made on a rolling basis. Each department limits the number of available positions, so early application is advised.