Business Marketing and Communications Intern

Second Harvest Heartland


Second Harvest Heartland believes no one should ever go hungry, as our region produces more than enough food for everyone. Helping hungry neighbors find their next meal—so they canthrive at work, in the classroom and in their communities—is what drives Second Harvest Heartland, its partners and supporters. Beyond feeding hungry neighbors, Second Harvest Heartland believes in the importance of our work to help sustain our environment.

Second Harvest Heartland was created on October 1, 2001, when Second Harvest Greater Minneapolis and Second Harvest St. Paul joined forces to bring together more than 44 years of combined history and experience to the fight against hunger.

Position Details

Business Marketing and Communications Intern
Twin Cities Metro
Brooklyn Park, MN


With an emphasis on B2B marketing and communications, the MRPC Business Marketing Communications Intern will focus on using marketing and communications tactics to increase the participation of member food banks, including increasing “sales” of produce to food banks in the upper Midwest and across the country, and increasing engagement with cooperative content (weekly reports, monthly newsletters, monthly calls and webinars, etc.)


  • Develop and execute communication content that informs and strengthens relationships with food banks who are members of the cooperative, with a focus on increasing their participation in and engagement with the cooperative offers (increase “sales” and engagement/content performance) 
  • Execution of communications activities for the MRPC including but not limited to: email newsletters, video series, graphic design, educational materials, internal communications, and more 
  • Participate in the development, content creation, and editing of the Second Harvest Heartland “Hunger & Environmental Sustainability” podcast


  • Provide a basic grounding of planning and executing integrated communications campaigns
  • Provide basic grounding in project management and integrated communications strategy development 
  • Provide experience in podcasting as a communication medium


  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Business Marketing, Marketing, Communications, Organizational Communications) 
  • A commitment to the mission of Second Harvest Heartland 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong editing skills 
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented with strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Effective time management with an ability to multitask, meet deadlines and be flexible with changing priorities 
  • Experience in photography, video editing and graphic design a plus


  • Total time requirement: 10 hours per week
  • Project timeline: September - December
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

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