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Human Resources Recruiting Intern

UCBZeroWaste / (UCB), Inc

Business Internship

Full-time/ Part-time Internship (unpaid). This is for credit only!


UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) Internship Program is designed to expose graduate/ under graduate college students to business management along with HR and the processes involved, as well as current practices in the Environmental Industry.

Interns are expected to learn every aspects of our daily routines and procedures. By evolving in the headquarters of UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) , interns have the opportunity to interact and work directly with the CEO, executives, and team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Training Presentations:

Develop training materials and conduct presentations in regards to HR policies

  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)- Develop a framework and create an SOP for internship program
  • Recruiting and Selection: Document our current recruiting process
  • Chronological In-depth Structured Interview (CIDS): Be part and learn CIDS interview process

Professional Experience / Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of HR policies and practices
  • Must have strong interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and use good judgement
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Google Docs/Sheets, etc.) Basic HTML a HUGE +
  • Passion for personal growth and advancement
  • Passion for the environment and helping people/companies reduce environmental impact

About Us:

What: UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) designs & manages large-scale Zero Waste Programs (including Return, Reuse, Resell, Recycle and Waste-to-Energy).

How: UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) pays large companies more than recycling rates for re-usable commodities and optimizes their traditional recyclables to create real financial value. That money can be applied to the Waste-to-Energy process… enabling large companies to get to Zero Waste to Landfill at minimal out-of-pocket cost.

Why: By paying suppliers more than recycling, charging customers less than new packaging, reducing environmental impact, employing people US and making a profit… UCBZeroWaste / (UCB)'s business model is a win/win/win/win/win.

When UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) launched in 2006, we built technology and designed processes that enabled UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) to buy used/empty boxes (and gaylord totes) from large US food, beverage and CPG manufactures, for more than recycling rates! These are the gaylord totes and shipping boxes they receive and unpack from their vendors (often carrying bulk food, ingredients, plastic bottles & caps, etc.). UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) can pay more than any recycler, because we don't recycle these boxes…. we RESELL them, as boxes, (mainly to major retailers for distribution and reverse logistics) right here in the US. As a closed-loop sustainability program, we actually RETURN BOXES RIGHT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL VENDOR, for reuse! Our programs help separate valuable commodities to reduce waste and identify the most valuable outlet for each commodity.

Our programs have expanded and today we buy gaylord totes, shipping boxes, pallets, supersaks, barrels and drums… all for MORE than recycling rates… and resell them for less than new.

UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) has created a tremendous amount of value at many large companies (Anheuser-Busch, Bayer, Burlington Coat, Family Dollar/Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, General Mills, Goodwill Industries, Keurig, Menards, McCormick Spice, P&G, Pepsi, Sports Authority/DICK's, Safeway/Albertsons, TJMaxx/Marshalls, Target, True Value, Walmart, and many more) as we are likely the largest buyer/seller of quality USED boxes in the country… and now manage almost any byproduct of food/bev/cpg manufacturing or distribution.

UCBZeroWaste / (UCB)'s proprietary software is called WATER: Waste Analytics and Tracking for Environmental Reporting.

One thing that separates UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) from local box brokers and surely traditional recyclers and even waste consultants is our online, real-time tracking tools that report down to the SKU-level, allowing for continuous improvement programs. This keeps ALL of UCBZeroWaste / (UCB)'s supplier's reuse, recycling and waste data in one place, for easy (and accurate) online, real-time reporting… at their fingertips! For UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) customers (who buy these used commodities), this same real-time data enables buyers to view inventory to see what meets their needs, compare used pricing to new pricing and even place orders online.

UCBZeroWaste / (UCB) Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Internship

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)