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Thursday, September 27, 2012

AgStar Financial - INTERNSHIP: Marketing & Communications

Job Description:

This internship will require part-time work during the school year and full-time work over the summer break. Applicants must be current college students.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The Brand Marketing & Communications Intern will provide support for implementing and developing marketing strategies relating to promotion, advertising, communications, promotions, media relations, events and other marketing tools to build the AgStar brand.  Works with other Brand Marketing team members to develop and implement programs that effectively support the organizations marketing strategies and enhance AgStar’s image. This position will also provide promotion and public relations assistance for events such as Farmfest and activities of the AgStar Fund.  Intern will work with many different market segments within the organization for exposure to a variety of products and services we offer and the many different management philosophies around each area of business.

This position must be:
·         working towards completing a Bachelors degree, with at least two years completed, in marketing/communications, business or equivalent – or,
·         working towards completion of an accredited Sales and Marketing, or Marketing program with at least one year completed. Specific hands-on marketing experience also desired. 
Solid verbal and written communication, organizational, problem solving, analytical, and influencing skills are required. Knowledge of farm production methods and products, a general understanding of farm business management, and finance preferred. The incumbent must demonstrate effective individual and team skills. The understanding of and ability to use various computer business programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required.