Siklus is an early-stage start-up that aims to reduce plastic pollution at the source and make everyday necessities more affordable to low-income populations. Indonesia is the second-largest ocean plastic polluter in the world. Most Indonesians buy most consumer goods in tiny packages, sachets, paying up to 20% more, a so-called “poverty tax.” Siklus sets up refill vending machines and mobile refill stations selling oil and home care products without packaging. Low-income customers can purchase small quantities of goods in reusable containers while paying a lower per-unit price due to reduced costs in distribution and packaging. We aim to become the next sustainable model of retail in Indonesia.
Role: We are looking for an intern who is highly driven and willing to get their hands dirty. We’re a small team, so you will be working side by side with the founders in a fast-paced environment. We’ll identify a workstream of which you can take ownership. This could be 1) business strategy, 2) management of pilot operations, 3) data collection and evaluation, or 4) marketing and outreach. You will also be involved in other aspects of the business, such as fundraising and liaising with stakeholders (FMCGs, government).
Qualifications: Our ideal candidate should be a self-starter, a quick learner, and capable of working independently.
- Ability to hustle, collaborate, and adapt
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A passion for social and environmental impact
- FMCG, start-up, or circular economy background is a plus
- Knowledge of Bahasa is a plus
Benefits: We are an early-stage start-up, and so this internship is unpaid. However, you will assume a lot of responsibility and have the opportunity to be part of and shape the growth of a start-up. It is the perfect opportunity for a university student, and we would encourage you to investigate what funding your institution might offer.
Location & timeframe: Jakarta, 10-week minimum commitment, timing flexible
Application process: Please send a cover e-mail and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject “Summer associate”