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  • Environmental/sustainability sector
  • 3-4 months
  • 2-3 days a week
  • TerraCycle Australia & NZ HQ – Surry Hills, Sydney
  • Unpaid internship (non-negotiable)
  • Designed to assist with learning and professional development
  • START DATE: May/June 2019


TerraCycle is an innovative social enterprise with a mission to “Eliminate the Idea of Waste”.

We are the global leaders in recycling and upcycling hard-to-recycle waste, and currently work with over 60 brands in 21 countries to provide free recycling programs for consumer products that aren't accepted by traditional recycling solutions.

Since its inception in 2001, TerraCycle has grown to become a network of 40 million people collecting hard-to-recycle waste at home, work, school or in the community. To date, we've diverted 3.8 billion pieces of waste from landfill and incineration worldwide.

Through our sustainability-focused business model, collectors can also earn donation dollars toward their nominated school or non-profit organisation – it's a win-win! So far, TerraCycle has raised over US$15 million for schools and non-profits worldwide.


This internship is a terrific opportunity to develop practical business and marketing skills, and gain hands-on experience to support your personal and professional growth. As a bonus, you’ll also learn about the fast-growing sustainability industry, and get a taste of what it’s like working with brand clients!

You’ll work closely with our Account Manager in Brand Partnerships, helping to promote and grow our recycling programs in line with our brand partners’ objectives.

You’ll have the chance to:

  • Learn the ins and outs of working in a social enterprise
  • Use data to analyse and report on program/campaign performance
  • Support the planning and execution of strategic marketing campaigns
  • Craft compelling eDMs, social content and other marketing materials
  • Participate in creation of campaign proposals for brand clients
  • Create design briefs and liaise with external graphics teams
  • …and more!

The internship is unpaid and is for the purpose of assisting in career development by providing an opportunity to learn new skills, undergo training and gain industry experience in a fun and hard-working business environment.


The most suitable intern for this position would have the following:

  • Studying a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential
  • Strong persuasive writing skills and an eye for design viewed favourably
  • A basic understanding of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work to a deadline and work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Genuine interest in environmental issues
  • Your own laptop to use during this internship


To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, along with availabilities and desired length of internship to [email protected]