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Holistic Sustainability Internship

Waiheke Resources Trust


Location: Waiheke Sustainability Centre

Role type: Voluntary, unpaid internship — full time or part-time offered

Responsible to: Project Leads and the Internships Coordinator


  • Be passionate about the environment
  • Fit our culture of an open, flexible workspace, where good humour and mutual respect is key
  • Work proactively in a professional manner
  • Adopt WRT’s cultural statement, code of conduct, and policies
  • Use initiative and to work both independently and as part of a team in a remote setting
  • Have excellent communication and time management skills.


  • Social media content production
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Whatever awesome things you bring to the table (passion for photography, mural-making, data entry skills, composting wizard, etc)


  • Assist in running a coordinated Ecostore campaign on site; manage stock, do inventory, serve customers and do social media to further the campaign reach
  • Aid project leads with day-to-day office work
  • Participate in the weekly Tuesday wetland restoration sessions with LOWW, which focus on weed removal and the planting of native trees in some of Aotearoa’s most important and beautiful wetlands
  • Participate in the weekly compost processing and maintenance sessions with the Compost Co., collecting the compostable waste of local businesses and transforming it into high-nutrient compost
  • Participate in and help run the weekly Friday Kai Conscious Café through food prep and donation gathering. This café feeds 60-100 people every week
  • Participate in and help run Zero Waste events. These are held on weekends and will be scheduled with time given in lieu
  • Participate in and help run all other intermittent weekend events for projects with time provided in lieu
  • Run an initiative based on your experience and skills in line with WRT’s vision, goals, and aims
  • General Sustainability Centre maintenance and organisation, including the community garden
  • General administration and social media duties as needed.