Kentucky: GLOBALG.A.P. seeks Summer Marketing Intern

13 Apr
Position: Summer Marketing Intern (Unpaid internship, can be used for internship class credits. Potential for a paid position after completion of the internship)

Location: Ideal candidate will be located in the Louisville, KY area (Candidates in other areas will also be considered)
Deadline for Application: Friday April 30, 2011

About GLOBALG.A.P:

GLOBALG.A.P is a not-for-profit industry-owned organization that sets food safety, sustainability, and worker welfare standards for Good Agricultural Practice certification around the globe. With more than 100,000 certificates issued to producers in over 100 countries, GLOBALG.A.P is a key driver for
harmonized, transparent, and sustainable farm certification worldwide. The GLOBALG.A.P North America office, opened in August 2010, plays a critical role in addressing the training and certification needs of our retailer and producer members in Canada and the U.S. through customized workshops, targeted website content, and an online marketing program.

Working at GLOBALG.A.P:

We offer challenging, autonomous activity as part of a dynamic team. Our young company has room for you to realize your ideas and further your personal development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

GLOBALG.A.P North America seeks a Summer Marketing Intern to support our online media and training marketing programs. The Marketing Intern will play a key role in developing and implementing these marketing action plans.
The Marketing Intern will:

 Assist GLOBALG.A.P staff in developing an updated training program for our retailer and producer members, including brainstorming training formats and content and developing and implementing a communication plan for member outreach

 Review and improve GLOBALG.A.P’s marketing strategy program

 Collaborate with GLOBALG.A.P staff to implement the marketing strategy program, including:

 Assist in core communication and outreach functions, including newsletters, multi-media resources, and stakeholder communications

 Refine and augment website content to target key stakeholder group

 Research and identify topics for blog postings

 Help identify new areas for online outreach

 Develop metrics and analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of the marketing strategy

Requisite Skills and Experience:

 Current enrolment toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications, marketing, public policy, or similar field with knowledge of agricultural policy, food policy, or environmental management; OR current enrolment toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in agricultural policy, food policy, environmental management, or similar field with additional training in communications, marketing, or public policy

 Creative, entrepreneurial, and proactive

 Metrics-minded and strategic with analytical skill sets

 Excellent verbal communication, presentation, and inter-personal skills

 Experience with online marketing tools preferred

Marketing Intern will Gain:

 Direct experience creating and executing high-level marketing and communications strategies

 Creative growth potential from working for an entrepreneurial small business

 Opportunity to network with experienced professionals in the food and agricultural industries

Time Commitment:

Part-time and full-time positions available. Hours are flexible, and will be scheduled to accommodate school and other commitments.

Duration:

10 weeks, beginning Monday May 24, 2011

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a resume to northamerica-marketing@globalgap.org. If available, please include an example of your marketing work (i.e. blog, brochure, website, online posting, etc.). Please contact Oriana Lisker at 202-340-7014 with any questions. Thank you for your interest!

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