Mission to Metrics
The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. In order to do so, we need to ensure that we have the required funds and support to enable our operations. This internship will support the Valorization team in executing the strategy of creating products made from recycled plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
“Development and marketing of products made of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch requires creative and smart thinking. We are looking for an intern who can provide us with hands-on support as well as out of the box thinking. This will help us turn the pollution of yesterday into the cleanup of tomorrow.” - Stella van den Berg, Product Manager
This past fall, The Ocean Cleanup launched the first product ever made from recycled plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, using the plastic we caught during our System 001/B campaign. With more plastic coming onshore in 2021, plans for the next round of products are in the making.
As an intern in the Valorization team, you will support the full spectrum of product development and marketing with hands-on tasks and sub-projects, which includes:
For this assignment you will support our team for 5-6 months normally based in the office in Rotterdam, but who are now mostly working from home as per COVID-19 regulations.
Please mention the potential start date and preferred duration in your application.
Work permit needed:
The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technology to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. Our goal is to initiate the largest cleanup in history by mid-2018.