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Green Business Network™ Marketing and Communication Intern
|Compensation:||Unpaid, strongly recommended for course credit or resume building|
|Supervisor:||Communications & Marketing Manager|
|Dates:||May/June 2014 through August 2014 (flexible with school schedule)|
Are you fascinated by the changing ways we communicate online? Do you geek out about technology? If you have experience creating web/social media content, you love it, and you want to do it professionally while making a positive impact on the world, this is the internship for you.
Green America (formerly Co-op America) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors, and businesses in their unique roles as economic actors. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process that aims to build consensus within the departments and teams. We’re celebrating 30 years of growing the green economy.
Green America’s Green Business Network (GBN) is the first and largest association of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the nation. Working together, GBN combines community, environmental sustainability, and social justice in a way that builds each business, benefits everyone, and helps heal the planet. The GBN team provides all key services to the approximately 3,000 members that work at the intersection of sustainability and business.
The GBN Communications & Marketing Intern will work directly with the staff of GBN to grow the membership base and communicate to current members. We’re looking for an intern to join our team who loves online communications.
This position is an excellent career-building opportunity. We recommend it for an individual who wants to combine strategic marketing and technical skills in the area of non-profit membership development. It also offers the chance to work with an organization that has been a long-time thought leader, innovator, and collaborator in growing the green marketplace and within a committed, fun community.
Working with us for the summer will provide the equivalent of taking multiple courses in content production and online marketing, plus give you the real-time experience of producing professional marketing and communications work for a highly respected non-profit organization.
You’ll get the opportunity to create content for our membership base, an innovative community of small green business leaders, plus our online audience of people interested in business sustainability.
You’ll also develop and utilize the techie skills you’ll need to grow our online presence. You’ll learn how to update our website, use our email marketing system to produce professional mass email communications, assist with webinars, and prepare graphics for the web. Plus you’ll play a role in our design and development process for a new website we’re building to replace our current www.GreenBusinessNetwork.org site.
Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cover letter: Make sure to tell us what interests you in working with small green businesses, the drivers of the green economy. Please tell us about your web communications experience, and let us know what your favorite sites are for great web content – and why.
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