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Waste to Wealth Internship

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Institute for Local Self-Reliance | Washington, DC
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Institute for Local Self-Reliance


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Published 6 days ago

March 9, 2020
March 5, 2020
$15/hr
20 hours/week

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance is a 45-year-old organization, which focuses on decentralization of the US economy and enhances local control and decision-making. The Waste to Wealth Initiative concentrates on improving recycling, composting and reuse policies, reducing reliance on incineration and landfill and developing local and regional end use markets.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance is looking for a paid intern who will work with the Waste to Wealth Initiative to implement and support ILSR’s mission to increase recycling and local economic development as well as decentralize the waste and recycling industry. The internship is available to undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals who can commit to 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake research in recycling, composting and reuse programs and enterprises.
  • Review trade journals and provide summary reports.
  • Prepare articles on recent developments such as garbage incineration, Extended Producer Responsibility, curb side collection, local market development
  • Write reviews of important books, articles, speeches.
  • Participate in staff meetings and project meetings.
  • Undertake field work in Baltimore and Washington, DC.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Must demonstrate effective writing and speaking skills.
  • Excellent proofreading and editing skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Interest in learning from others on a variety of subjects.
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive required [Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or similar software is a plus but not required]
  • Passion for our work!


The Institute for Local Self-Reliance is a 45-year-old organization, which focuses on decentralization of the US economy and enhances local control and decision-making. The Waste to Wealth Initiative concentrates on improving…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits
  • Paid

Benefits

This internship is paid $15/hour. Interns will work in the ILSR offices located in DuPont Circle, NW, Washington, DC.

Term of internship: Minimum 2 months (terms are negotiable, given school schedule and/or other commitments).

This internship is paid $15/hour. Interns will work in the ILSR offices located in DuPont Circle, NW, Washington, DC.

Term of internship: Minimum 2 months (terms are negotiable, given…

How to Apply

Please submit all materials listed below to Neil Seldman (nseldman@ilsr.org):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing your reason for applying to ILSR for this internship
  • Professional references
  • Writing sample


Please submit all materials listed below to Neil Seldman (nseldman@ilsr.org):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing your reason for applying to ILSR for this internship
  • Professional…

Location

Washington, DC

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