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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Land O' Lakes - Community Relations Intern

Description

Corporate encompasses the core operational support for all Land O’Lakes businesses. It includes Business Development Services, Corporate Market Strategy and Communications, Finance, Law, Human Resources, Information Technology and Public Affairs.

Position Purpose:

Land O'Lakes designates 2% of its pre-tax earnings to charitable giving and works with our members and employees to identify needs in their communities. The Land O'Lakes Foundation started in 1997 and has always been a leader in the many communities where we have members, employees, plants and facilities.  The foundation proactively helps rural communities by donating resources that develop and strengthen organizations dedicated to hunger relief, education and the community.  The Community Relations and Foundation teams are responsible for all philanthropic contributions, sponsorships and volunteer activities.  Last year, Land O’Lakes donated almost $3.4 million in cash and about $1.1 million—or more than 832,000 lbs.,—in product.
 
As a member of the team, the Community Relations Intern will:
Assist with enhancing Land O'Lakes corporate reputation through sponsorships in the Twin Cities community and also in the communities where our employees, facilities and members live and work.
Write stories for the employee intranet site.
Create PowerPoint presentations to utilize during employee and community events.
Assist with all aspects of the First Run program:
Identify food banks across the United States to receive the donations, draft invitations for employees, members of congress, etc. to attend the donation, draft media advisories and press releases
Work with Land O'Lakes facilities on their volunteerism programs, community events and food drives.
Work with certain aspects of coordination of our partnership with the Red Cross.
Help employees coordinate their team volunteer events.
Assist with programs and other community relations projects as needed. 

Qualifications

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

Competencies-Skills (Required):
Committment to community service, ability to work independently, ability to communicate effectively through a variety of channels