Marketing and Communications Intern

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Who We Are:

FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place or class – deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn. In underserved communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to ensure a long-term culture of health. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies to improve school food that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.

 

What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps seeks a motivated, collaborative, and detail-oriented individual to provide administrative support to the Marketing and Communications team and assist on an array of internal and external projects. Reporting to the VP of Marketing and Communications, the Marketing and Communications Intern will work from FoodCorps’ New York City office. The Marketing and Communications Intern will work up to 30 hours per week at a rate of $15 per hour, for a period of 10-12 weeks over the course of the summer. (Exact dates and hours are flexible and will be determined based on a candidate’s availability.)

 

Who You Are:

You are a hard-working, detail-oriented team player who can juggle competing priorities on tight deadlines. You are a self-starter, a great communicator, and are both design- and detail-oriented. You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. You actively pursue opportunities to foster diversity and inclusion with a passion for health equity and social and racial justice.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organize photo and video assets

  • Gather service member success stories from reporting logs

  • Maintain a database of stories, quotes, and anecdotes

  • Monitor media and social networks for news and related content

  • Support social media reporting and analytics

  • Contribute to keeping website content up-to-date

  • Contribute to brainstorms and provide ideas for content and campaigns

  • Write, edit, and proofread content for digital platforms

  • Support other communications projects as needed

  • Perform administrative tasks as needed

 

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

 

  • Undergraduate coursework or relevant experience in English, journalism, marketing, communications, public relations, or similar field

  • An intellectual curiosity about, understanding of, and enthusiasm for the work of FoodCorps

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strength in multi-tasking, goal-setting, and prioritization

  • Highly motivated, with the ability to work as a team player and independently with minimal supervision

  • Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, digital platforms including G Suite, WordPress, InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Salesforce

  • Experience with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Experience with and interest in inclusive, equitable communications that increase the diversity of our audiences

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé and cover letter through our hiring site at http://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

Location: New York, NY
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