-NWRA Staff
September 27, 2019

NWRA Women’s Council Introduces Free Internship Toolkit

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Women’s Council released an Internship Toolkit to assist companies within the waste and recycling industry with the development of a program. The two-piece toolkit contains A Guide to Developing an Industry Internship Program for the company and an Internship Journal for the cohort.

“This free toolkit was developed to address industry workplace shortages, promote careers within the industry and help groom the next generation of industry professionals. We believe this toolkit will assist in attracting and retaining talented individuals new to the waste and recycling industry,” said Katie Raverty-Evans, NWRA Women Council’s professional development chair.

“This is another example of the NWRA Women’s Council’s dedication to advancing the waste and recycling industry member companies by providing them a turn-key toolkit for launching or enhancing internship programs in the waste industry,” said NWRA Women’s Council President Carmen Smothers.

The National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council was established in 2003 for member company employees dedicated to professional development, education and networking. In addition to this program, the Council awards academic scholarships to those pursing a career in the industry. To date, more than $175,000 has been awarded.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association