Organization:  Sustainable Connections, www.SustainableConnections.org
Title: Food & Farming Communications Intern
Reports to:  Food & Farming Marketing Coordinator; Communications Specialist
Location:  Bellingham, WA
Status:  Unpaid/Temporary Internship
Application Deadline:  Applications accepted March 15th – 31st 
Internship Dates: 8-15 hours/week from April 2019 – September 2019 

Summary
The Food & Farming Communications Intern will work closely with the Food & Farming team to improve community visibility of the Eat Local First campaign and increase business participation in various areas of the Sustainable Connections Food & Farming program. The position will work independently and collaboratively with members of the team to accomplish these goals. The position will require 8-12 hours per week minimum and will run from April through September. This is a dynamic position and the duties and goals may shift over time.

Duties

  • Writing articles spotlighting local businesses
  • Updating monthly newsletter with events, announcements, and photos
  • Updating and managing aspects of the website using wordpress
  • Drafting content for various publications
  • Conducting community surveys and recording data
  • Occasional video recording and editing
  • Assisting the communications team on projects
  • Coordinating with various community organizations to collaborate on projects

Desired Qualifications and Qualities

  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the mission of Sustainable Connections
  • Experience with a variety of technologies and software
  • Detail-oriented self-starter
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Audio Visual experience strongly desired
  • Experience in sustainability, ideally sustainable business
  • Reliable transportation preferred but not required 

Perks

  • Help an innovative organization improve our community
  • Learn transferrable skills for nonprofit and private sector work
  • Meet farmers, business owners, and other members of the community
  • Attend exclusive events
  • Enjoy an occasional delicious shared meal
  • Fresh ground coffee and an unbeatable tea selection in the office

Applying
Qualified applicants should send a resume and contact information for three professional or academic references by email only to alex@sustainableconnections.org. Please write “Food & Farming Communications Intern” in the Subject. Application review begins March 20th and closes March 31st.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at Sustainable Connections.

Sustainable Connections is an equal opportunity employer that believes it is the responsibility of the company and all its employees to ensure there is no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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