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.
Product Design 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? When you look at garbage, instead of seeing waste, do you see tote bags, lamps, chairs, and more? If you answered "YES!" then the TerraCycle design department is where you belong!
We're looking for energetic designers with a passion for all things green. Responsibilities will include making prototypes, creating digital mock ups, brainstorming new products, researching existing products and photo-documenting product prototypes.
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 10am-5pm, three days a week for 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, regular intern events and company parties. In the previous year, TerraCycle had over 70 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:
How to Apply:
Please send an e-mail with the subject “Product Design Internship”, enclosed with a resume and several portfolio images to: