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Green Heart Project Seeks Mktg/COMM Intern

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 1 September 2017 | 4:54 pm — 

The Green Heart Project, a local farm-to-school non-profit organization, is seeking to hire a Marketing/Communications intern for the Fall semester (with the option to continue in the Spring). With our recent expansion into 9 schools in the Charleston area, we are looking to grow our team! This position will be 10-15 hours/week and is currently unpaid. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, priority deadlines are as follows: Fall – September 8, 2017 | Spring – December 8, 2017.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé to

Position Description: Marketing/Communications Intern (10-15hrs/week)

ORGANIZATION: The Green Heart Project  is a 501©3 non-profit organization that builds school gardens and farm-to-school programs in the Charleston area. With a high value placed on health, education, and community, GHP pairs local volunteers with students to grow school gardens through in-school & after-school programming. In doing so, it connects students to food, health and the environment, while reinforcing academic standards, building interpersonal skills and cultivating community. Founded in 2009 as a small-school garden program at Mitchell Elementary School, a Title I school which serves a low-income and majority African-American student population, GHP has grown to serve over 2,5000 students across 9 schools in the Charleston area. This year, GHP is further expanding into the Charleston community by working with The City of Charleston and The Charleston Housing Authority to build an urban farm at a workforce home development on the upper peninsula, further carrying out the GHP mission of improving health, education and building community.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Marketing/Communications Intern is an invaluable member of the Green Heart Project team whose primary responsibility is to support our farm-to-school organization’s marketing and communication efforts. They will work directly with the Executive Director and independently to plan, design and create social media, website, blog and newsletter content. Additionally, they will work under the Executive Director’s lead to support the organization’s communications and events (including fundraiser) efforts as needed.

The position’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Marketing (5-8 hrs. per week)

  • Weekly marketing and social media meeting with staff
  • Helping to develop and maintain the Green Heart Project “brand”
  • Creating social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) posts with content & photos
  • Developing, coordinating & writing blog posts (WordPress) as it relates to our marketing agenda
  • Helping to design and author monthly newsletters (MailChimp)
  • Engaging Green Heart Project staff, volunteers, & students directly & digitally to create content=

Communications/Events (5 hrs. per week)

  • Take the lead on Communications efforts as they relate to marketing and events
  • Managing event fundraisers including: planning, volunteer coordination, event set up, sponsorships, etc.
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