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/.
Global Marketing Analyst:
TerraCycle's Marketing and Communications department is seeking motivated interns to assist in analysis of all current and prospective marketing initiatives for the TerraCycle global network of recycling programs. Interns perform duties relevant to a junior marketing associate and work directly with the US Marketing Manager and Global Marketing Director. The internship offers the opportunity to work closely with company leadership while conducting research that has a direct impact on the overall team’s success.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Collect and analyze data of current program participants
- Monitor all global contest and promotion
- Analyze all past promotions and contests
- Gather correct audience for email marketing abased on participants behavior
- Position reports to TerraCycle’s Global Director of Marketing in New Jersey
- Strong knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups)
- Strong analytical skills
- Enjoy collecting data and conducting market research
- Self-motivated with ability to work without close supervision
- High level of energy and passion
- Working toward degree or job in marketing, communications, or equivalent field
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 10-12 weeks between the end of September to at least beginning of January. Interns will be asked to bring their own laptops to the office.
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and a sample press release or equivalent writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptances are offered on a rolling basis. Each department has only a limited number of positions, so early application is advised.