Business Recycling Program Internship - Deadline Extended!


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Mon Jan 30, 2017 09:00 AM - Fri Dec 22, 2017 05:00 PM


Bridging The Gap Office1427 W 9th St, STE 201Kansas City, MO 64101


Briding The Gap has the following unpaid internship available:

Program: MARC SWMD Business Recycling Program

Name of Internship: Business Recycling Program Intern

Length of Internship: January - December, 2017

Basic Internship Description: This internship supports the Business Recycling Program, which is a one-year grant from the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District to implement or enhance recycling and composting programs in the business sector. This internship will provide an in-depth look at waste management in a business setting. The intern will assist a business in designing a new recycling and waste diversion program or strengthening an existing program, educate employees on waste diversion topics and find 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

Availability for Work to Be Done From Home: Yes

To apply for an internship, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Amy Smith, Volunteer Services Manager. In the letter, please state why you are interested in interning with BTG, which internship you are interested in (if more than one, please list in order of preference), 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. We will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview.


  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10-20 hrs per week
  • See description above for all requirements.

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