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Business Development Spring InternshipBookmark This
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DescriptionVoted the “Coolest Little Startup in America” by Inc Magazine and named a UN 2012 Leader of Change, TerraCycle’s goal is to eliminate the idea of waste by providing innovative solutions to recycle traditionally viewed hard to recyclable products and packaging waste. TerraCycle’s model engages consumers and communities in the collection of a range of waste through “Brigade Programs” and then converts this waste into new, eco-friendly products. TerraCycle also gives back to the community by making donations per unit of waste collected to non-profits and schools. TerraCycle currently partners with over 75 brands of the world’s largest consumer conglomerates, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Kellogg’s, Nestle, MARS, L’Oreal, and Kraft in 23 countries including the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Israel, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK.
Spend your Spring semester developing business opportunities and sales for TerraCycle in the US. As a member of the Business Development team, you will work closely with TerraCycle’s CEO, CAO, VP Director of Global Business Development, and Business Associates to forge partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, innovative green start-ups, and some of the largest brands in the world. Interns will be taught how to strategically research deal opportunities, pitch business ideas, create effective proposals, manage business development databases, and interact with potential business partners.
Responsibilities- Business Development Team Support: Interns will be treated as co-workers in their support of the Business Development team. This support can take multiple forms, including, but not limited to, drafting presentations, performing research on potential partners, identifying areas of opportunity, correspondence support, and being involved in the pitch to prospective clients. Interns will be given responsibility as established by their level of motivation, enthusiasm, work ethic, and performance.
- Keystone Project: TerraCycle believes that well-designed and well-structured internships are a valuable way to expose talented and interested individuals to a new organization and to new areas of work, while also providing high caliber project work. The focus of the internship will be a Keystone Project, which the intern leads and concludes during the duration of the internship. The Keystone Project is designed to directly contribute to one of TerraCycle’s work areas so that the intern gains real experience and know-how through substantial, mission-driven work. In addition to this project, the intern will be responsible for carrying out daily activities as required.
Supervision and Feedback: During the internship, the intern will have a weekly check in meeting with his or her supervisor in order to review recent and upcoming work. TerraCycle is an engaging work place. Networking opportunities are available.
RequirementsIf you are an undergraduate, an MBA or graduate student, or a recent graduate with a strong interest in social entrepreneurship, green businesses, eco-capitalism, recycling, or upcycling, TerraCycle offers a unique opportunity for career-driven work. We are looking for people who are self-motivated, enthusiastic, problem solvers, and professional to join us.
Candidates should be entrepreneurial, self-motivated, team players, possess good written and oral communication skills, have demonstrated initiative and a capacity to follow through, creative idea generators and most importantly have a hunger for business development and the mission to Outsmart Waste™. The internship takes place at TerraCycle’s global headquarters in Trenton, NJ. This is an unpaid internship. However, all interns will receive free lunch during the days they are working and business expenses are covered. This internship can also offer college credits.
As an intern, you should be able to work at least 2 consistent days per week during the semester. The exact dates and work hours will be jointly confirmed by the intern and supervisor once an internship offer is made. Interns will be asked to bring their own laptop computer to the office, but printing facilities and general office supplies will be provided.
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