About the Position

The Recycling Programs Volunteer Intern will support the Recycling Programs Department with tasks associated with the Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste database, WasteFreeSD.org and other recycling programs.
This position reports directly to the Recycling Programs Manager.

Type of Employment: Unpaid Internship

Internship Dates: Flexible

Time Commitment: 6-12 hours per week with occasional weekend events

General Duties Include:

  • Assist with creating and posting content on WasteFreeSD.org such as general recycling information, and zero waste initiatives
  • Update and organize content on WasteFreeSD.org
  • Research recycling and donations centers in San Diego County
  • Research and compile waste reduction and repurpose tips
  • Research legislative laws concerning recycling and waste issues in the region
  • Assist with the marketing and promotion of WasteFreeSD.org
  • Foster positive relationships with residents and businesses who can assist ILACSD in fulfilling its mission
  • Professional and accurate representation of ILACSD
  • Assist other departments as needed including general office tasks and outreach events, as needed


Position Requirements:         

  • High level of organization and attention to detail, savvy with technology
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Multi-tasker and quick learner
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Reliable transportation
  • Website experience and/or game design experience a plus
  • Knowledge of environmental challenges facing San Diego County, especially waste and recycling issues
  • Knowledge of San Diego region, preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred


How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format to Natalia King at nking@cleansd.org.