Internship as Eco Community Developer @ MakeSense

  • Paris
  • Internship
  • Start date: 06 March 2017
  • Apply Now


Future of Waste (FOW) is a MakeSense program created to engage citizens and support social entrepreneurs in waste prevention, collection, upcycling and recycling. We bring concrete solutions to social and environmental entrepreneurs, through creativity workshops, do-it-together workshops, networking and promotion events. We organized in 4 years more than 450 events in 60 cities around the world, supporting 500 entrepreneurs.

What you will do

Your role will be to co-create and share tools, knowledge, and enthusiasm with the FOW community, in order to help solve the challenges of social and environmental entrepreneurs. More than any skills, we're looking for someone passionate about Waste issues, and who wants to make it easier for community members to connect and grow their impact, both online & offline.

While in training and learning new things throughout your internship, you will be in charge of :

  • Recruiting, training and motivating citizens online and offline to take action worldwide
  • Monitoring, curating or even creating contents about waste, social and environmental entrepreneurship, circular economy worldwide, all of this through extensive online community management
  • Coordinating mobilizations, conferences, workshops and networking events
  • Meet entrepreneurs and publish their challenges and stories on our platforms

Start date : March 2018

  • Compensation according to profile + contribution in kind : transports, access to trainings organised in the MakeSense ecosystem, travels to participate to MakeSense events. Possibility of long term job after the internship
  • MakeSense innovative and impacting actions and methodologies have been awarded by governments, companies and university which will bring credits to your future career
  • You will work from our co-working space in Paris (Bastille) amongst social start-ups in a lean and thrilling environment, where you will meet inspiring people on a daily basis.
  • You will be free to organize your schedule by your own terms provided that you are responsible enough to deliver quality work and participate to a few events that might occur during evenings or weekends
  • You will meet a lot of people in real life, online and during your trips to grow the MakeSense community around the world.

What we are looking for

  • You are available in March for at least 5 months
  • You are fluent in English and French, other languages are a plus
  • You are passionate and curious about sustainable development, waste prevention, upcycling and recycling
  • You like to work in a team and within lean organizations
  • You can handle simultaneous projects through good prioritization and proper planning
  • You are open-minded and able to learn fast which unables you to adapt to new audiences, regions and sectors
  • You are interested in innovation, and its methods, tools, and ecosystems
  • You are willing to create interesting and attractive contents on social media
  • You have mobilized people to follow you in your projects / initiatives
  • You have trained or helped other people to learn and acknowledge something
  • You are autonomous and can take initiatives but can easily report and synchronize with others

Recruitment Process

Answer the following questions

What can Future of Waste bring to the Makesense Community ?
Which digital strategy would you implement to better reach and engage new volunteers ?
Imagine a project you would like to achieve during your internship

Additional Information

  • Contract type: Internship (6 to 12 months)
  • Start date: 06 March 2017
  • Location: Paris, France (75012)
  • Possible remote work
  • Salary: between 600€ and 800€ / month