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Events Planning & Program Management Intern

Dates: September-December (10-16 weeks)
Hours: 20-32 hrs/week (Mon-Thurs)
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Course credit and travel stipend available.
Supervisor: Director, Sustainable Food Supply Chains Program


Overview: Green America is seeking an events planning and program management intern to support its innovative and fast-growing Sustainable Food Supply Chains Program. The intern will help the program team to research, plan, and arrange multi-day, environmentally friendly meetings and workshops across the country. Additionally, this intern will assist with day-to-day program management, including database maintenance, newsletter development, and opportunity research.

The Intern will ideally work 5-8 hours a day for 4 days a week. Other work schedules may be discussed and negotiated.

Organization and Program Overview: Green America is a non-profit 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 on both the supply and demand sides of the market to build an economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and our planet. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process, which aims to build consensus within the departments and teams.

One of Green America’s core supply-side strategies is the development and hosting of Key Initiator Innovation Networks. These Innovation Networks are comprised of carefully selected stakeholders from across the value chain of a given industry. They meet as whole groups twice a year and special initiative groups between meetings. We have used these Innovation Networks to catalyse the rapid growth of green segments of various industries, including sustainable agriculture, solar, recycled paper and community investments. The goals of working groups range from growing solar energy to 50% of US energy production by the year 2050 to bringing non-GMO corn and soy to market dominance.

The Sustainable Food Supply Chains’ flagship program is its Non-GMO Supply Chain Working Group. Launched in partnership with Ben & Jerry’s in December 2013, the Non-GMO Supply Working Group is comprised of approximately 45 food and farm industry leaders who are working to rebuild the supply of non-GMO food ingredients and animal feed in the U.S. The current group includes farmers, seed breeders, buyers, transportation companies, processors, consumer packaged goods companies, industry analysts, and others. Working in a highly collaborative and results-oriented approach, the group identifies strategic barriers to non-GMO supply and develops, tests, and scales market interventions to reduce those barriers.

Qualifications:

  • Out-of-the-box thinker with demonstrated persistance and creative problem-solving skills
  • Well organized with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated communications skills, including business phone and email communications, and the ability to communicate with senior corporate and organizational leaders
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Experience working with Salesforce, Zoho, or other CRM software strongly preferred
  • Tenacious and detail-oriented research skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently as a member of the working group team
  • Bachelors degree preferred

If interested please send cover letter and resume to J. Deelo at wgjobs@greenamerica.org. No calls please. Green America is an equal opportunity employer.

Organization: Green America’s Green Business Network

No calls please.

Visit www.greenamerica.org for more information.

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