Marketing and Event Internship
for MassRecycle, the Massachusetts Recycling Coalition
MassRecycle (the Massachusetts Recycling Coalition) seeks one or more interns to help with marketing MassRecycle, organizing educational events, doing research and writing. This internship could be interesting for undergraduate and graduate students specializing in business, marketing, communications, environmental studies and those with a general interest in recycling.
Who is MassRecycle?
The Massachusetts Recycling Coalition is a small non-profit organization with a wide range of programs that support local recycling, promote green business and educate the general public about waste reduction, reuse and recycling. You can learn more about our organization at www.massrecycle.org.
What are the projects you will work on?
Although we are a small organization, there is a wide variety of programs going on at the same time, and you will play an important role in one or more of those. We will work with you to select the projects that match your interests and experience:
- Annual Recycling and Organics Management Conference. This is the state’s main event for training local recycling coordinators and volunteers from cities and towns across the state. It is dedicated to increasing recycling across the Commonwealth. The Organics Management part of the event aims to address the questions of what to do with food and other organic waste, how to promote composting, etc. This large two-day event will take place in late March. MassRecycle will need help with market research, attendee outreach, working with event sponsors, and coordinating logistics.
- MassRecycle project marketing. MassRecycle also conducts meetings dedicated to promoting recycling and conducts regular tours of recycling facilities in the state. We will need help coordinating and marketing those events.
- MassRecycle general market research. The key to MassRecycle’s growth is finding new ways of reaching out to individuals and organizations interested in waste reduction, reuse, recycling and green business. We hope that our intern will help us become better known by identifying potential business members, partner organizations and ways to promote MassRecycle.
- Writing and social media. MassRecycle has a free newsletter that goes out to nearly 3,000 individuals and organizations statewide; we also have a Facebook page and a Twitter account. Interns may be asked to research and write articles for the newsletter, as well as messages for Facebook and Twitter. We will also be looking for ideas for growing newsletter readership and our following on Facebook and Twitter.
- Other tasks. As any small organization, we will need help making phone calls, sending out membership renewal letters, answering questions submitted by members and the public, representing MassRecycle at events, etc. Those are all parts of the organization’s daily life and you will likely be asked to participate in some of them, as long as this is compatible with other projects you are assigned.
What will you get out of this?
This is an unpaid internship, but definitely one where you can make a difference. MassRecycle is a great organization, but there are a lot of people who have never heard of it – and you can help us change that. You will learn a lot from working with MassRecycle staff, partner organizations, and MassRecycle board members. We promise our projects will look good on your resume. We are also open to working with you on securing school credit for your work.
What skills should you have?
Location, time commitment, etc.
Location: MassRecycle’s office is a few steps away from the Central Square T stop on the Red Line. You will also be able to perform some internship duties (e.g. research and writing) remotely.
Duration of Internship: Ongoing, typically 3-6 months. Extensions possible.
Hours per week: Approximately 15-25 hours per week, depending on the intern’s schedule.
Rate of Compensation: Unpaid. Arrangements may be made for school credit.
How to apply
Email your resume and cover letter to Amory Sivertson, Membership and Project, MassRecycle at email@example.com. Please feel free to call Amory at 617-276-4561 if you have any questions about this internship.