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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Land O 'Lakes, Inc - Community Relations Intern

Land O'Lakes, Inc. strives to be a good neighbor and contribute to the vibrancy of the many communities it calls home. Land O'Lakes makes financial contributions to support community projects focused on hunger and human services, youth and education and civic and arts. These sponsorships serve the general public and help bring communities together, while also enhancing Land O'Lakes corporate presence where we have members, employees, plants and facilities. The Public Relations department and the Land O'Lakes Foundation are responsible for all financial contributions, sponsorships, and volunteer activities.

As a member of this team, the Community Relations Intern will:

Coordinate the Community Giving Garden program in the Twin Cities and six other locations. This includes working with employees and local agencies for volunteer planting and garden care and coordinating produce harvest and delivery to a local food shelf. In rural locations, the intern will work with local contacts to assist with creating and promoting their garden projects.

The United Way campaign in the Twin Cities raises more than a million dollars to help our communities. As a campaign team member, the intern will work with the fundraising committee on creating, producing and promoting fundraising events to raise more than $80,000.

The intern will work with new employees, employee volunteers and executives on volunteer events such as the new employee breakfast, the Moo Booth at the Minnesota State Fair, and summer volunteer projects.

The intern will also assist with Foundation programs and other Public Relations projects as needed.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:
Public Relations, Communications, Experience as a volunteer, preferably in a leadership role

Required Competencies & Other Skills:
Committment to community service, ability to work independently, ability to communicate effectively through a variety of channels

Preferred Experience & Education:
Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:

Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Intern Program Overview:
During your 12 weeks at Land O'Lakes, Inc., you will be assigned to a project partnering with your manager and team members to make meaningful contributions to Land O'Lakes, Inc. During the summer, you will also have the opportunity to network with other Land O'Lakes, Inc. interns and utilize your school experience to drive your project to a higher level.

The Land O'Lakes, Inc. internship program has professional development events throughout the summer. Past events include: Intern Orientation, Minnesota Twins games, Segway city tours, community service, BBQs, and lunches with Land O’Lakes, Inc. executives.

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