Zero Waste Internship

    Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Semesters

    The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering a Zero Waste Internship for the Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 school year (October – May). The focus will be on zero waste strategies and spreading social media awareness.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Spread awareness of the NEC’s Zero Waste initiatives, such as our lending library and zero waste kits, via social media and tabling
    • Solicit donations and gather supplies for zero waste kits
    • Brainstorm partnerships with local businesses to further
    • Write EcoNews articles on zero waste topics
    • Promote zero waste policies and initiatives
    • Research zero waste grants
    • Plan and host upcycling/zero waste workshop activities
    • Attend and assist with NEC events


    • Ability to remain flexible and prioritize multiple tasks
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Availability during the Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 semesters
    • Demonstrated skills in writing and communication
    • To receive internship credit, must be an HSU student
    • Preferred knowledge of conservation and environmental issues, community organizing and activism


    Hours per week will vary, but 90 hours are expected for the duration of the internship and for internship credit. Most work will be done during the week, though some weekends will be expected for special events. HSU course credit might be available depending on your department offerings, so please consult with your faculty advisor.

    Application process:

    Applications are due September 23, 2019. Email resume with relevant experience and skills, a letter of recommendation, and your predicted weekly availability to