a unique opportunity to provide students, recent graduates, and career-changing professionals a firsthand experience in creating a healthy and stable career in this industry...
Interns on site learning
The waste and recycling industry has a unique opportunity to provide students, recent graduates, and career-changing professionals a firsthand experience in creating a healthy and stable career in this industry. The National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council developed this free Internship Toolkit (Handbook and Journal) to assist companies in addressing workforce shortages, promoting careers within the industry, and helping groom the professionals of tomorrow.
Benefits of Establishing an Internship Program for the Solid Waste and Recycling Industry
Glass Recycling center, Waste industry
For the Company
  • Attract top talent and strengthen talent pipeline
  • Market your organization to your community and customers
  • Assess talent for future roles within your organization
  • Create brand awareness with local colleges and universities
  • Reduce overall employee workload
  • Provide management experience for employees tasked with intern oversight
  • Gain access to fresh perspectives
  • Develop mentorship opportunities
NWRA Waste industry mentor helping an intern
For the Intern
  • Gain marketable training, skill-building, and job shadowing experience
  • Explore potential career path
  • Develop a broader professional network
  • Learn many aspects of the waste and recycling industry
  • Receive payment or academic credit
  1. Please fill out the form below to download the
    Internship Program Guide and Internship Journal.

  2. Customize your Internship toolkit by adding your company logo to the covers post-download!

  3. Send the file to your printing company for binding.