Grow Maryland

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Description

Grow & Fortify, LLC seeks interns during the fall/spring/summer semesters to assist with organizational development, marketing, research and event management. Grow Maryland aims to support the state’s value-added agriculture producers by developing an organization to provide educational, marketing, and regulatory programming and support to farmers whose business models include value-added products and/or agritourism opportunities.

Responsibilities

Scope of Internship:

• Organizational development – Assist staff members with the establishment of a new non-profit organization
• Special events – Assist in planning and managing conferences, field days and educational seminars
• Research – Assist with the development of a comprehensive database of producers, economic impact analyses and regulatory frameworks.
• Communications – Assist with the development of a social media and marketing plan to most effectively communicate with agricultural producers, agriculture groups, elected officials, agency representatives, and the general public.
• Grant writing and funding – Assist staff with identifying grant, sponsorship and funding opportunities. Assist with grant research and writing.

Additional Experience the Interns May Gain:

• Governmental Relations – managing relationship between Grow Maryland and elected officials through strategic communication and meetings.
• Association Management – attend Grow Maryland meetings and manage internal communications.

Internships are unpaid and interns are expected to assist in Grow & Fortify’s Baltimore office for at least 8-10 hours each week. Some duties may be performed out of the office. Grow & Fortify offers reimbursements for mileage and expenses while at the internship.

Students interested in applying should send resume and cover letter via e-mail to:

Janna Howley, Operations Manager
Grow & Fortify, LLC
janna@growandfortify.com

Requirements

Successful candidates will have willingness to provide educational, marketing, and regulatory programming and support to farmers whose business models include value-added products and/or agritourism opportunities, and:

• Willingness to learn organizational development skills and strategies;
• Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills;
• Punctual;
• Respect deadlines;
• A self starter and proactive;
• Ability to work in a goal-oriented environment;
• Thrive in a high pressure environment;
• A strategic and creative thinker;
• Have extreme attention to detail.

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