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Communications Summer Intern

Summer 2024 Communications Intern

Organization Overview

The mission of the Organic Farmers Association (OFA) is to provide a strong and unified national voice for domestic certified organic producers. With the purpose to build and support a farmer-led national organic farmer movement and national policy platform by: developing and advocating policies that benefit organic farmers; strengthening and supporting the capacity of organic farmers and farm organizations; and supporting collaboration and leadership among state, regional and national organic farmer organizations. Learn more at OrganicFarmersAssociation.org

Position Overview
The OFA is seeking a dynamic and motivated Communications Intern to join our team remotely for an average of 10-15 hours per week for 10 weeks during the Summer 2024 semester. This opportunity is intended to support historically underserved and represented students who are interested in exploring career pathways in the organic industry through paid internships. This internship offers an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in nonprofit or agriculture communications and contributing to meaningful projects.

Goal: Improve outreach to U.S. certified organic farmers about the Organic Farmers Association to increase OFA membership and to build engagement of current OFA members to better participate in the national grassroots policy process and increase knowledge of policy issues.

Activities:

  • Interview organic farmer members and help create written and video content to share organic stories   
  • Create various content for different organic farmer focused audiences and mediums 
  • Help create a management process/system for OFA’s CRM and update member records 
  • Work with cross-functional teams to gather information, stories, and updates for communication materials
  • Help create farmer education content and other OFA TOPP content as assigned 
  • Work on additional outreach to members and potential members to increase membership and engagement among new and transitioning organic farmers 

Measure for Success: We will evaluate content quality and ability to meet deadlines. Willingness and self-driven initiative to learn new skills will also indicate success.

Knowledge & Skills Expected to be Gained:

  • Become familiar with a variety of communication tools: email marketing, website management, social media, article writing, advocacy and event communications, graphic design (for communications purposes), CRM system management, fundraising campaign development, media relations management, analytics reporting, etc. 
  • Become familiar with graphic design in Canva
  • Practice interview skills, research, note-taking, and article writing 

Compensation & Qualifications: Compensation is $15 per hour for undergraduate interns and $18 for graduate interns, not to exceed a total of $2,250/undergraduate or $2,700/graduate per semester. Interns are not eligible for benefits. We strongly encourage BIPOC applicants to apply. This internship is remote, so a reliable internet connection is required. 

To Apply: Please fill out this application.

ABOUT ORGANIC FARMERS ASSOCIATION

The mission of the Organic Farmers Association is to provide a strong and unified national voice for domestic certified organic producers. With the purpose to build and support a farmer-led national organic farmer movement and national policy platform by: developing and advocating policies that benefit organic farmers; strengthening and supporting the capacity of organic farmers and farm organizations; and supporting collaboration and leadership among state, regional, and national organic farmer organizations.