Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Austin Resource Recovery

Spring 2020 Site Review

Position: Circular Economy Intern
Student: Sustainability Studies Senior

Students Name: Max McCready 

Austin Resource Recovery is the branch of Austin's municipal government responsible for waste collection in Austin. The Circular Economy program, housed in Strategic Initiatives division, focuses on reducing waste through transforming consumption and disposal patterns at the industrial and citizen level in Austin. I found this internship through a friend of mine who was also a Sustainability Studies major. She had previously done this internship. I was responsible for maintaining an interactive map of Austin's circular economy businesses, for coordinating Fix-It Clinics (events where citizens can bring broken household items and seek to repair them with guidance from volunteer coaches), and also completing various research assignments. I appreciated working for a progressive agency within our city government and coordinating programs that clearly assisted and empowered Austin residents.

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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508