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Big Reuse Queens

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2

Big Reuse Brooklyn

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY 11215
718-725-8925 x2


Big Reuse is not currently accepting resumes for Fall 2014 internships.

Big Reuse is always looking for competent and committed volunteers and interns to help us do our work. Big Reuse is a fast-paced, creative environment. This is the perfect fit for a student looking to gain real-world experience. While the internship is unpaid, Big Reuse can offer class credit. Interns are given a large amount of responsibility, and most intern positions require a 10-20 hour commitment per week for the school year, or at 24 hours per week during the summer months.

Interns will gain experience working on the ground in the effort to create a greener built environment in NYC. Big Reuse Interns receive close supervision and work side by side with staff members working on important issues and projects. Interns will participate in staff meetings at which strategy is determined and plans are made. The internships will typically be a mix of policy, writing, marketing mixed with organizing the warehouse and other administrative tasks. But you will be appreciated, and more responsibility will be offered depending on the length of your internship, and if you’re up for it.

Areas of work

Marketing - Policy - Reuse of Building Materials - Retail and Warehouse organization - Educational - Event Organizing - Deconstruction - Donations - Composting - Outreach - Social Media - Hands On Projects

Who can apply for internships?

You do not have to be currently enrolled as a student to be an intern. A significant time commitment, however, is required. Internships are unpaid. Successful candidates must have the following skills:

  • Some knowledge of and commitment to the environment and green building.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in standard office computer and internet programs.
  • The ability to thrive in a chaotic, somewhat dirty, and non-climate controlled environment - We have two warehouses, after all!

How can I apply for a Big Reuse Internship?

Applications will be accepted, and positions filled, on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted by email only. Include a cover letter, resume, two reference contacts, dates available, and estimated time commitment per week. All internship applicants should indicate the area or areas in which they would like to work; any foreign language skills they have; and whether they have obtained fellowship sponsorship.

Specific internships, based on current operational requirements, may be advertised below. Internships are unpaid.

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