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Nationwide Retail Circular Economy & Sustainability Intern

Who we are:
Geared for GREEN is a pioneer in implementing recycling, sustainability, and circular economy solutions for industry and consumers nationwide. For more than 30+ years, we have helped many of the largest North American brands and retailers to implement and execute impactful sustainability circular economy initiatives, with 150 separate sustainability solutions focused internally on operations and externally on brand education. We have recycled over 900 millions pounds of plastic waste, and supplied close to 1 billion pounds of sustainable recycled plastic raw materials to help manufacturers make their products more sustainably. To help our clients improve value (Economic, Environmental, and Social Brand Value), we created four key pillars of sustainability (Recycling, Sustainable Products, Education, and Giving Back) to complement our eco supply chain and chain of custody recycling programs. For interns, Geared for GREEN offers an exciting opportunity to both learn and tangibly implement recycling & sustainable circular economy solutions.

The Role:
Our company is seeking a passionate and self-motivated Sustainability Intern to join our team for our Nationwide Retail Circular Economy Program. The successful candidate will assist our sustainability team in the development and implementation of sustainability programs and initiatives across our organization and with our big-box retail partners. Travel to client sites is required. This internship has the potential to lead to a full-time position for the right candidate. The successful Sustainability Intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in sustainability and building circular economies, work with a large national retailer, and contribute to the growth and success of our organization.

Key Responsibilities: 
• Assist in developing and implementing sustainability strategies, goals, and initiatives for our Nationwide Retail Circular Economy Program
• Facilitate the rollout of recycling and circular economy practices at different types of client locations
• Conduct research on sustainability best practices and industry trends to inform program development 
• Analyze data and prepare reports on sustainability metrics to track progress towards goals 
• Support the planning and execution of sustainability events and campaigns 
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to promote sustainability throughout the organization and with our retail partner 
• Represent the company at sustainability conferences and events 
• Travel extensively to service accounts across the country
• Other duties as may be assigned

• Bachelor's degree in sustainability, environmental science, business, or related field 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
• Strong analytical skills and ability to work with data 
• Passion for sustainability and environmental stewardship 
• Willingness to travel extensively
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite