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Zero Waste Box Assistant - Internship (French and English)

The internship is open to students and recent graduates (any grant accepted) with a strong interest in green business, circular economy, upcycling, recycling or social entrepreneurship.

TerraCycle Europe: Zero Waste Box Department
Job Type: Volunteer Internship
Starting date: Applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis
Duration 4-6 months
Perivale, West London, UK

As an intern, you will be entitled to £15 per working day to cover your expenses.

TERRACYCLE AND ZERO WASTE BOX UNIT:

Operating in 21 countries (including 12 in Europe), TerraCycle is a world leader in the recycling of generally non-recyclable waste, such as pens, snack wrappers, baby food pouches, beauty product packaging, home care product packaging and even the likes of cigarette butts.

The internship is open to students and recent graduates (any grant accepted) with a strong interest in green business, circular economy, upcycling, recycling or social entrepreneurship.

As part of the Zero Waste Box unit, you will be experiencing the early stages of a new business unit in a small team which means plenty of opportunities to build a legacy as well as being exposed to / having your hands on all aspects of a business. TerraCycle offers a unique opportunity for incredible growth and innovative work.

For further information on Zero Waste Box services visit both the French and English websites:

INTERNSHIP TASKS:

You will be assisting the Zero Waste Box Manager in the following tasks:

  • Fulfilling orders
  • Responding to customers’ enquiries
  • Assisting in updating and improving the e-shops
  • Liaising with other departments to implement clients’ projects
  • Supporting other departments to implement the unit’ strategy and projects
  • Assisting in structuring the unit
  • Working on your own project in relation to ZWB

CANDITATE REQUIREMENTS:

Compulsory

  • Fluent in English and French
  • Student or recently graduated
  • Any degree but being /wanting to enhance their commercial awareness is required
  • Someone wanting to experience all aspects of a business in a small team
  • Hands on, flexible and ability to multitask
  • Enthusiastic team player and positive attitude
  • Interest in environmental issues

Desirable

  • Strong IT Skills

Please submit your CV with a cover letter in English (max 500 words) outlining what you think you can contribute to an internship position with us and if possible, what kind of projects you are interested in working on. Please provide the start and end date of your internship’s availabilities.

Please send this to the Zero Waste Box - Manager, TerraCycle Europe at zerowasteboxes@terracycle.co.uk.

Please note that all internships are carried out on a voluntary basis, however you will be entitled to £15 per working day to cover your expenses. We encourage you to apply to a grant such as Erasmus grant.