18 Dec 2015

Internship Business Waste Diversion Project Intern

Bridging The GapKansas City, Missouri, United States

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Job Description

This internship supports the Business Recycling Program, which is a one-year grant from the Mid-America Regional Council to work in the commercial sector to implement or enhance recycling and composting programs. This internship will provide an in-depth look at waste management in a business setting, learn how to assist a business in designing a program from the ground up, and also ways to strengthen an existing program. A large component of this project is educating the employees and finding creative solutions to changing behaviors in the workforce.

Major Responsibilities: The internship will be a hands-on learning experience, from researching best practices of business recycling programs to working with the companies’ green team members and sustainability managers to design and implement the program. The intern will also assist with designing surveys and educational literature, PowerPoint presentations for employee trainings and contract logistics with the haulers.

Skills/Experience Needed: excellent written and oral communications skills, moderate amount of recycling knowledge, strong desire to learn about waste management, professionalism while working in the business community, knowledge of Microsoft Office

Time Commitment: Flexible      Days/Wk: 2-4                   Hours/Wk: 10-20

Internship Timeframe: Approximately February 1 – December 15, 2016

This internship is unpaid.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Amy Smith, Volunteer Services Manager: volunteer@bridgingthegap.org. In the letter, please state why you are interested in interning with BTG, which internship you are interested in, your availability (how many hours a week you are available/which days or hours), relevant skills and experience you have, and the timeframe during which you will be available for the internship. Deadline to apply: January 19. Applicants will be contacted by January 25.

Job Categories: Non-profit and Recycling. Job Types: Internship.

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