Urban Roots is currently seeking applicants for a new Communications Intern position to join our growing Communications Team!
Urban Roots uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. The only farm-based youth development and community impact organization in Austin, we have served over 500 youth through paid internships that support their growth as leaders. This past growing season our staff, youth interns, and volunteers harvested over 35,000 pounds of sustainably grown produce across our two farms in east and south Austin. We donated 75 percent of that to increasing food access to underserved communities through our own programs and our hunger relief partners.
Who We Seek:
Urban Roots is growing our team and is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or other Business- or Marketing-related field to join our team as the new Communications Intern. This new role will be a vital member of Urban Roots’ growing Communications team, which is dedicated to sharing on-brand, mission-driven communications and marketing materials about our organization. The Urban Roots Communications Internship will provide hands-on opportunities to develop and learn a variety of skills in the communications toolbox.
To be a successful candidate for this internship-level position, you will have experience with social media and social media planning, either from course studies or past internships; be a skilled copywriter; have an interest in creating social media graphics; and have a passion for digital marketing. You also possess the desire to ensure personal and professional success through mission-driven work. You’re a natural problem solver and love exploring ways to improve our social media and content marketing strategy. You’re comfortable with digital tools and are open to learning new ones. You are data driven and eager to understand the numbers. You’re self-motivated, adaptable, and have the humble confidence needed to work both independently and as part of a team. You have the ability to work virtually or in person. You also have a strong attention to detail and are skilled at time-management.
Urban Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers positions with varying skill levels and responsibilities that amplify our mission. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color; LGBTQiA+ identified people; people with differing abilities and genetic differences; veterans; and people who speak, read, or write a language in addition to English.
Read the full job descriptions and learn how to apply here.