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Landscape Architecture Summer Internship 2013

About TerraCycle:

Voted the “Coolest Little Startup in America” by Inc Magazine, TerraCycle’s mission is to eliminate the idea of waste by developing innovative solutions for non-recyclable products and packaging. Our model provides consumers and communities with a system to collect their waste and then converts this waste into new, eco-friendly products. TerraCycle currently partners with over 110 brands of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods conglomerates including: Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, BiC and Kraft in 22 countries including the US, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Israel, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey and the UK. Come work for the company that received Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2010 award for #1 company in the environmental category and has been named a UN 2012 Leader of Change.

If you are an undergraduate, MBA/graduate student or a recent graduate with a strong interest in green business, eco-capitalism, upcycling, recycling or social entrepreneurship, TerraCycle offers a unique opportunity for incredible growth, and innovative work. We are looking for people who are dependable, enthusiastic, and professional to join us.

Landscape Architect Intern:

Are you good at making things, have eco-style as a sixth sense, and get excited at an opportunity to dive into a project and get your hands dirty?

We're looking for an energetic landscape architect with a passion for all things green. Responsibilities will include researching, concepting, and executing an installation for our Trenton office courtyard.

Nuts and Bolts:

The internship is located at our graffiti-covered global headquarters in Trenton, NJ. Interns will be asked to bring their own laptop computer to the office, but printing facilities and general office supplies will be provided. The minimum required duration of the internship is six weeks long. Each internship can be customized, and the duration can vary on a case to case basis. Though, students seeking college credit must adhere to their educational institution’s internship requirements.

Although the internship if unpaid, we provide a bountiful lunch every day, a well-organized education experience with interdepartmental lectures so that you can learn about all aspects of TerraCycle’s operations and business management in general, regular intern events and company parties. In the previous year, TerraCycle had over 100 interns from top colleges, law schools and business schools. It’s a dynamic and highly charged entrepreneurial environment. TerraCycle will offer college credit and recommendations upon successful completion of the internship. Due to the company’s eco-focus, some schools, including Princeton, provide a stipend for their students to work at TerraCycle, so please check with your school if they can provide support.

Ideal candidates would:

  • Have a design background in Landscape Architecture or Architecture
  • Knowledge of landscape installation and maintenance
  • Experience planning and planting vegetable, cutting and perennial gardens
  • Must be extremely handy with crafting, sketching, and sculpture
  • Familiar with construction materials and techniques
  • Have a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Be enthusiastic about recycling and sustainability
  • How to Apply:

    Please send an e-mail with the subject “Landscape Architect Internship”, enclosed with a resume and several portfolio images to: