Printernship (Printer Testing Internship)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1731 SE 10th Ave.Portland, OR 97214


Help us to save quality printers from "The Smasher" by testing them for reuse in our hardware grants and sales programs. The Printer Testing Internship focuses on triaging, testing and troubleshooting printers, scanners, and multi-purpose printers with reuse potential. You’ll learn how to research and test a wide variety of printers online. Beyond that, you’ll learn which parts of the printer are valuable for resale, and there is potential to work closely with our online sales department.

Job Title: Printer Program Volunteer Intern (reuse, sales & recycling)

Hours Weekly: At least 8 hours/week

Free Geek Supervisor: Christopher Himes

  • Learn printer testing & basic troubleshooting
  • Assist staff in triaging printers by identifying those with reuse potential
  • Test printers for reuse through our sales and grants programs
  • Identify and extract valuable printer components for online sales
  • Prepare unusable printers for recycling
  • Research printer pricing and testing methods
  • Participate in special projects related to printer reuse, recycling and/or online sales
Desired Qualifications
  • Detail-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Curious about printers or online sales, and not afraid to ask questions
  • Ability to perform basic research online
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty
  • Able to safely lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis

To apply

Please fill out our application form at, and we’ll get back to you soon. While you wait for us to contact you to schedule an interview, please attend a 30-minute Volunteer Orientation, offered at 11am and 4pm, Tuesday-Saturday, required for all new volunteers and interns.


  • Problem Solving
  • Internet Research
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 8 hours/week, at least 3 months
  • daily lifting up to 50lbs

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