Recycling Internship


Cause Areas


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


1731 SE 10th Ave.Portland, OR 97214


The Recycling Internship is a great program for individuals looking for work in the recycling industry or in any warehouse environment. As a Recycling Intern, you’ll be responsible for understanding Free Geek’s recycling protocol, teaching and training volunteers in recycling programs, assisting in material flow, and performing some advanced deconstruction projects. You’ll also be trained in warehouse safety procedures and pallet-jack operation.

Job Title: Recycling Intern

Hours Weekly: At least 7.25 hours/week

Free Geek Supervisor: Ramo Garcilazo

  • A recycling intern will be trained to:
  • Orient, teach, and support volunteers who are deconstructing desktop computers, modems, and other small electronics
  • Sort recyclable material
  • Perform advanced deconstruction tasks
  • Assist in managing material flow through the recycling area including pallet jack operation, swapping bins and prioritizing tasks
  • Promote the safety of themselves, volunteers, and the environment
Desired Qualifications
  • Detail-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Not afraid of getting dirty
  • Interest in learning about e-waste recycling practices
  • Ability to teach people from a range of backgrounds
  • Ability to comfortably lift 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time
  • Experience using hand tools is a plus
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

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.


  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 7 hours/week, at least 3 months
  • standing, lifting up to 50lbs

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