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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:||January through May 2014 (flexible with school schedule)|
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 Marketing & Communications 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.
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, this is the internship for you.
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.
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 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, an exciting project throughout the semester.
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.
**Writing Sample: *required**
Please provide a writing sample that includes:
Web copy: 1 sample Any content written for the web, such as a blog post, an About page, a Kickstarter description. We’re looking to see a strong example of your ability to write spicy but brief, compelling web content for busy readers.
Social media copy: 6-8 samples Please provide sample Twitter and Facebook posts that promote shareable web content.
Send your resume and a cover letter to Misha D. Clive at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No calls please.
Due the volume of applications we receive, we will not respond to every application we receive. If we wish to contact you for an interview you will hear from us by phone or email.