Requisition ID: 1215. Application deadline: April 30, 2024. Salary: $22/Hr, 10-20 hours/week

Timeline: Start date targeted for beginning of May, through year-end. Total of 340 hours.

Work Environment: US-based, remote. Able to accommodate meeting schedules for European and West Coast time zones.

Job Description

For Yogi, well-being is an expression of everything that we do and how we do it. Beyond supporting our grower communities and only using natural and organic ingredients, we are constantly looking for ways to create benefits and limit our footprint. Our B Corp Certification, The Yogi Foundation, LEED certified buildings, Rainforest Certification, Sustainability Reporting, and regenerative farming are just some of the ways we hold ourselves accountable to our values.

East West Tea Company/Yogi is seeking a graduate level intern to support ongoing company-wide sustainability initiatives. Undergraduate applicants at the Junior or Senior level will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The intern will manage one specific project at East West Tea Co for a duration of approximately 34 weeks (10 hours/week) related to sustainability which could include program design, data aggregation, data synthesis, report writing, or storytelling. The position is open only to students who are actively enrolled in a college or university program.

Job Summary:

Our ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of sustainability concepts. The intern will be responsible for developing and presenting a scope of work, including a project overview and roadmap with key milestones. For the duration of the internship, this individual will engage with members of the global sustainability team as well as broader cross-functional teams to gather necessary information for successful completion of the project. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will provide a summary of key findings and recommendations relevant to their project. The intern will present these findings and recommendations to the leadership team and relevant cross-functional teams.


  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Take initiative, plan and execute tasks independently
  • Apply analytics to inform decision-making
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability
  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external partners
  • Ability to apply sound business principles and practices to project management and change management processes.
  • Passion for continuous growth and improvement

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Microsoft Office Suites; Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Academic report writing
  • Data analysis
  • Strategic thinking
  • Some knowledge of carbon footprinting, GHG accounting, and/or Life Cycle Analysis preferred

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ideal candidates will be pursuing a graduate degree in business, sustainability, food systems, or environmental science (MS, MBA, or equivalent)
  • Sustainability business collaboration experience, including through coursework

Outline for Internship Project Work

Sustainable Herbs Program Scope 3 Working Group Pre-Competitive Collaboration Case Study

As a member of the Sustainable Herbs Program (SHP), Yogi has been an active participant in the SHP Scope 3 working group. This working group consists of seven companies from the herbal industry who collaborate to address scope 3 emissions from herbs in our supply chains. The group first convened in 2022 to study carbon emissions from herbs that lacked data availability. This internship project will write and publish a case study detailing this group’s efforts and the cross-company collaborations it fostered. The intent is to create a study that other companies can learn from that details workflows, challenges, and benefits, to establish similar pre-competitive, sustainability-based collaborations. Internship responsibilities will include identifying a target publication, interviewing stakeholders, collecting relevant data and information, writing the case study, and submitting the finished piece for publication.

Alternative project options will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on relevant skills and experience of the applicant pool.

East West Tea Company is an equal opportunity employer. We value and respect each person’s individuality and unique talents. We honor diversity and inclusion and look forward to the opportunity to review your qualifications for the job. It is the strength of our people and our guiding principle that have contributed to East West Tea’s leadership and continued success in the natural tea category.

Please apply directly on our Career Center and submit a cover letter detailing your interest in this internship as well as your resume. We look forward to speaking with you soon!  

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