Internship as Community Developer @ MakeSense

Posted on 10-24-2016

Future of Waste & MakeSense

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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 creative workshops, do-it-together workshops, networking and promotion events. We organized since 2014 more than 300 events in 23 cities around the world.

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. Read the testimony of Violette, our previous intern :

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

  • Recruiting, training and motivating citizens to take action worldwide

  • Creating, monitoring and curating contents about waste, social and environmental entrepreneurship, circular economy worldwide, all of this through extensive online community management

  • Coordinating conferences, workshops and networking event

  • Meet entrepreneurs and make them publish their challenges on our platform

Knowledge & Skills

  • You are fluent in English and French

  • You are passionate and curious about sustainable development, waste prevention, upcycling and recycling and have a good understanding of the sector worldwide

  • 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

  • You don’t mind working flexible hours. A lot of events might happen in the evenings or weekends


  • Start date : January 2017

  • Compensation according to profile (internship or work-study contract) + contribution in kind : access to trainings organised in the MakeSense ecosystem, travels to participate to MakeSense events in Europe (SenseCamp)

  • 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 meet a lot of people in real life, online and during your trips to grow the MakeSense community around the world.