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Prose, a Public Benefit Corporation

Prose, a Public Benefit Corporation

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Our Mission

At Prose, we don’t believe in “one-size-fits-most.” We create custom beauty that’s inclusive to all hair & skin types, needs, and preferences. Each of our beauty products are customized to a person’s needs based on the results from an online consultation. The individual data is processed through a proprietary algorithm and made-to-order in the Prose lab using natural active ingredients. Marrying emerging technologies with the best in beauty, Prose is truly creating something special.

This is the opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and an energetic team that works together to deliver creative solutions that are transforming the way people think about and shop for personalized beauty. We’re looking for talented problem solvers who lead with passion and who face any task with a positive mindset.
Role Focus:

We are looking for a Sustainability Intern to join our Social Impact Team. You will report directly to the VP of Social Impact, working on Carbon Footprint based projects that help Prose stay at the forefront of Sustainability and make eco-responsible decisions for our business.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Prepare Weekly Short Communication on Sustainability News and Updates
  • Organize, archive, and create a calendar/parameter for data needed for recertification of B Corporation
  • Collect and organize data related to the Prose’s carbon footprint, including energy consumption, transportation, raw materials, and waste generation
  • Utilize knowledge of GHG Protocol and carbon accounting to accurately track and report carbon emissions data in Sweep
  • Assist in the implementation of sustainability initiatives, including supporting a life cycle assessments and identifying areas for improvement
  • Track waste reduction initiatives at our manufacturing site and report progress to management
  • Research current best practices for sustainability in the beauty industry and provide recommendations for integrating them into Prose’s operations
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop and implement sustainability strategies and policies
  • Participate in sustainability-focused meetings and events to stay up-to-date on industry trends and initiatives
  • Researching our raw materials and create sustainability profiles of our vendors and our supply chain
  • Work with creative team to develop infographics and statistics animating research findings for the business
  • Define opportunities to refine and improve carbon footprint data aggregation
  • Supporting Marketing and Communications with Sustainability education and research
Ideal Candidate:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability or in the Sciences
  • Penchant for excel spreadsheets and organizing data
  • Able to glean insights from data to drive aggregation and organization
  • Knowledge of Certified B Corporation certification process a plus
  • Positive energy, curiosity and self-driven who excited to work with a small team
  • Savvy with a messaging communication tool such as Slack and Asana
Work Setting:In-person/ hybrid
Start Date: June 2024 to June 2025
Paid Internship $20 p/h

Understand & Embody our Prose Values:

Intentional Inclusivity

  • We know the best ideas come from open minds and willingness to listen. While our products cater to the individual, an invitation into our process is always open to our community.
  • We value our differences and diverse backgrounds by communicating openly, managing with transparency and striving to understand one another’s perspective. It’s a key ingredient to our innovation.

Connected Collaboration

  • Our strength as a group will outlast our efforts as individual contributors. With offices across countries (and across boroughs) staying inventive and agile deepens our clear vision and consistent communication.
  • We stay in a spirit of entrepreneurial collaboration: We do not have consensus at all times, but we trust one another to work toward our common goals. Our success is an expression and result of our progressive and gratifying teamwork.

Driven, Together

  • We value ownership and coaching that encourages employees to think constructively and creatively about the business. We view employees as leaders and individuals who are accountable, resourceful and responsible. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to lead.
  • We recognize that in order to continue thinking one step ahead, we will need to try new things. We strive to provide an open environment that accepts this truth making space for new ideas to emerge.

Humanity Always

  • We assume good intentions in every interaction keeping ourselves accountable for the climate we create. We seek to understand our co-workers through this lens of conscious bienveillance, authenticity and fellowship.
  • We operate with the intention of preserving resources, creating an environment we can all live in--for our business and the world. Sustainable care is essential to our ethos as an organization. We take a mindful approach to how we think about our people (employees) and our planet.