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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Second Harvest Heartland - Communications and Marketing Intern

POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications and Marketing Intern will support communications and marketing activity for Second Harvest Heartland by collecting and creating content for use in multiple channels. 

  • Visit food distribution sites and agency partners to identify and collect client stories
  • Write and edit client and agency partner stories for a variety of media, from newsletters to web content and collateral materials
  • Write and copy edit for fundraising and promotional materials
  • Collect and write other volunteer and community partner stories, as needed
  • Help with additional communications and marketing projects
  • Digitize, organize and document media release forms and accompanying images


  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Journalism, English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
  • Familiarity with the AP Stylebook
  • Ability to identify and develop story ideas independently
  • Interviewing and listening skills. Ability to make interviewee comfortable. Ability to ask follow-up questions to get to the “heart of the story”
  • Documentation skills. Capturing accurately what is said by interviewees
  • Photography skills are useful. Must not be shy about asking for photos or video, and having everyone pictured sign a release form. No professional equipment needed for this purpose. Well-composed and well-lit cell phone photos are fine for this project
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop desired, but not required
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse ages, income levels, cultural backgrounds and other demographics
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner community contacts
  • Fluency in a second language is desired, but not required
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines


  • Total time requirement: 10-15 hours per week
  • Project dates: January – May, with some flexibility
  • Days of the week: Monday - Friday, flexible and will vary
  • Time of the day: 8am-5pm, flexible and will vary
  • Work site: Maplewood facility and remotely 

  • Communications department
  • Agency partner employees/volunteers/clients 

HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a cover letter, resume and writing samples to