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.
Public Relations and Marketing Internship
Spend this summer working for the world leader in collection and recycling of post-consumer, non-recycle waste. The TerraCycle PR and Marketing Internship focuses on the foundations of public relations and marketing techniques and skills. Interns perform duties relevant to a junior associate in any PR firm or department, working with department members to learn how to write press releases and effectively pitch stories. They also work directly with the media, pitching the TerraCycle story and TerraCycle promotions or events. The internship offers the opportunity for interns to build fundamental public relations and communications skills and begin to build a portfolio. Interns are also trained on media databases, media clipping services, and media tracking programs.
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 preferred duration of the internship is May to August with an expected minimum of 12 hours per week. However, 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.
We seek individuals who can easily adapt to our fast-paced environment and show the necessary focus to complete projects in a short amount of time while maintaining the initiative and independence to complete other tasks that may not necessarily have rigid guidelines or a set deadline. Preferred qualifications include excellent writing and communication skills, a high level of energy and passion, someone who is working toward degree or job in marketing, public relations, communications or equivalent field. Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Photoshop is a plus.
How to Apply:
Please send an e-mail with the subject heading “Public Relations Internship”, enclosed with a cover letter and resume to:email@example.com.
All applications are due by April 15.