This internship is short term.

Bootstrap Compost is Greater Boston’s only year-round residential and commercial food scrap pickup service. We use vehicles, bicycle trailers, the T and hand trucks to collect and transport kitchen scraps from houses, apartments, dorms, co-ops, condos, cafes, offices and restaurants. Additionally, we arrange to collect scraps from one-off events. Watch this video to learn more.

About us: Partnering with local farms, Bootstrap diverts hundreds of pounds of organic material from landfills every week. As a result, we are harnessing the potential of organic refuse to redefine and empower a local food community. Our farms benefit from our compost in the production of crops while each Bootstrap subscriber receives a portion of cured compost for their own gardening projects. We consider it thoughtful, sustainable, and community-engineered composting.

What we need: We are looking for an individual to assist in building an extensive customer service directory for Bootstrap Compost. This individual ideally has some expertise in software systems and has an interest in sustainable business. You do not have to be an IT whiz. The task at hand requires around 30 hours of data entry and data management. We hope to be done with this project by Monday, August 6. While this internship is unpaid, your tenure will be rewarded with your experience in an exciting start-up – currently a MassChallenge finalist – with a focus on social and environmental impact, an opportunity to foster relationships within the sustainability community and the potential for future professional opportunities within our growing company.

Company values: Ultimately, the Bootstrap Compost philosophy is simple: To give local residents a means to harness the power of organic scraps; to give back to the community what Bootstrap borrows from the community; to have fun; to enjoy work.

Internship requirements:

-Some experience with software systems and data management
-A professional manner with an emphasis on punctuality, discipline and patience
-Organizational skills
-A passion for sustainable and start-up businesses
-An enthusiasm for greening the Boston community

Bootstrap Compost was founded in January 2011 to help Boston put it’s kitchen scraps to good use. At BSC, an employee’s hard work, enthusiasm and creativity is rewarded with further professional opportunities as the business continues to grow. We are always looking for team members who bring in fresh ideas and go above and beyond to help our company and the world of composting expand and succeed!

Please contact us at if you are interested and send a resume and short note outlining three reasons why you are interested in this opportunity and want to join the Bootstrap Compost team. We will contact you to set up a time to meet and discuss your availability.