Communications Intern (Summer 2021)

Organic Valley

If a company is going to make a difference in today’s world, it’s going to have to think differently. At Organic Valley, our philosophy and decisions are based on the health and welfare of people, animals and the earth. We’re a mission-driven cooperative, owned by family farmers, and we’ve been leaders in organic agriculture from the very beginning. Once pioneers of organic agriculture, we’re now an established leader. Organic is all we do. We are driven by our mission to promote regional farm diversity and economic stability by the means of organic agricultural methods and the sale of certified organic products.

Position Details

Communications Intern (Summer 2021)
Southwest Wisconsin
La Farge, WI

Summary of Role:

The Communications Intern will be responsible for supporting communications to many of CROPP’s key stakeholder groups including farmers, employees, investors and our local communities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Writing audience-specific messages across a variety of formats including, but not limited to, newsletter articles, intranet (CROPPIE) stories, Rootstock blog posts , social media posts, longer-form backgrounder and/or briefing documents, postcards and display screen contents. 
  • Curation and upgrade of a modular PowerPoint resource library.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Publication design and art production. 
  • Video and audio recording, editing and production. 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary education with one year or less from graduation required. 
  • Coursework in writing and design required. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs required. 
  • Currently working towards a degree in communications, marketing or journalism, preferred. 
  • Experience with Adobe creative suite applications, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe Pro DC and Premiere Pro preferred. 
  • Ability to prioritize workload and responsibilities effectively. 
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Interest in organic and working with farmers and cooperative business model preferred.

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