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Recycling Education Outreach Intern

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March 14, 2022

The WM Recycle Corps collegiate intern program is a nine-week internship focused on the latest strategies in engaging residents and businesses in waste reduction and recycling behavior change. The internship is designed to provide a diverse group of responsible students with experience as recycling educators.

This position provides an opportunity to work with communities across the Puget Sound. Primarily in-person work with limited virtual work will be required. We are seeking a diverse group of applicants, from all cultures and communities, to best connect with the businesses and residents of this region. This is a full-time paid internship with an hourly rate of $17.27 (approx. 32-40 hours/week)

Essential Duties and Qualifications

  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for recycling and composting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage and educate the public through technical assistance and phone calls
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently while maintaining attention to detail
  • Able to be flexible and adapt to changing situations while remaining positive
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment
  • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Marathi, Farsi, Hindi, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian or Somali is preferred, but not required

Position Requirement

  • Must be available to participate in the internship from start to finish: 6/20/2022 – 8/19/2022
  • Must have completed at least one year of college and be enrolled as a college student in the fall of 2022
  • Must have a cell phone for periodic use to stay in touch with managers and colleagues
  • Must possess an insured and reliable vehicle and be able to travel to and from locations throughout King, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties. Personal vehicles may be used to transport outreach materials including tables and tents
  • Capable of lifting 30 pounds
  • We recommend that you have a quiet home office workspace with internet access to complete occasional phone-based outreach. Accommodations can be made for those who¬†have no access to a conducive work environment

Application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2022. Get full details here: https://careers.wm.com/jobs/recycling-education-outreach-intern-26227