• 12Jun

    Job Position: Marketing intern at Equal Exchange / Oke USA Fruit Company
    Location: West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
    Application Deadline: June 26th, 2011

    About EE/OKE: Oke USA Fruit Company, a 100% Fair Trade banana importing company, is a subsidiary of Equal Exchange, a worker owned cooperative fairly trading coffee, tea and chocolate for over 25 years. Oke USA was founded in 2006 as an alternative trading organization importing organic fair trade bananas directly from small farmer cooperatives in Ecuador and Peru for the US market. Our customers are mostly natural food stores and food cooperatives from the Mid Atlantic to the NE as well as Minneapolis/St Paul. We are a small team looking to offer a different banana with a social conscience and small farmer story to the American consumer.

    Duties/Responsibilities of marketing intern
    •       Assist Oke with all aspect of marketing and education
    •       Manage social media in collaboration with Equal Exchange
    marketing/social media staff
    •       Assist with the creation of a monthly newsletter
    •       Compile and create marketing materials from materials collected during
    past banana producer visits for educational and PR purposes
    •       Help organize events and demos
    •       Assist with web updates
    •       Research and present international banana market and industry reports
    •       Other various tasks.
    •       Intern will have the ability to think creatively and contribute
    marketing ideas and projects to the team that, if approved, could become a
    future project/campaign.

    Desired Skills/Experience:
    •       Creative, skilled, passionate, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic,
    independent candidate
    •       Excellent verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    •       Experience with marketing tools preferred (such as Adobe photo shop,
    video editing, online marketing services)
    •       Proficiency in social media
    •       Background in marketing, communications, international food systems,
    food policy and/or agriculture highly desired
    •       Ability to be flexible and work with a fun, outgoing small team
    •       Spanish skill a plus
    •       Transportation to West Bridgewater

    Time commitment/duration of internship:
    Preferred 3 month Summer/Fall position depending on availability.
    Part time, unpaid position with flexible hours

    What you will gain:
    •       Experience and knowledge working with an international trade
    organization working to change our food system through trade.
    •       Understanding and experience working with an alternative small
    business.
    •       Marketing, event planning, organizational skills.
    •       Great resume experience for anyone in the field / study of
    environmental science, nutrition, dietetics, food policy, agriculture, food
    systems, marketing, communications, business, organic studies, international
    trade, international business.

    How to apply:
    Send resume and cover letter to info@okeusa.com by June 26th 2011

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