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Maryland Agricultural Resource Council - marketing/public relations/event management

The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council (MARC) seeks two summer interns. MARC is a 501c(3) non-profit trade organization, organized for the benefit of the citizens of Maryland to enhance the rural economy and to foster conservation of agricultural and natural resources through educational and technical services. The position will report to the organization’s executive director.

The internship is unpaid and interns are expected to work on-site for at least 8-10 hours each week. MARC’s office is located on the 150-acre Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park, on Shawan Road, one mile west of I-83 exit 20B and across from the Oregon Ridge Park. Some duties may be performed out of the office, but interns will benefit from the collaborative work environment.

This internship will provide a valuable learning experience with a variety of tasks and educational activities.

DUTIES Communications:
• Creating a web-based calendar, tracking statewide agricultural events and trainings.
• Developing a current press list.
• Creating a monthly e-newsletter to be distributed to our membership.
• Attend MARC Board meetings and MARC Executive Committee meetings.

Public Relations:
• Helping to get our new website launched and keeping it up to date.
• Designing and overseeing a social media framework that will work for MARC long-term.
• Providing occasional online maintenance.
• Assisting in managing MARC’s fundraisers, special events and festivals.

Requirements. Successful candidates will have willingness to learn public relations professional skills and strategies, and:
• Have excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills;
• Be punctual;
• Respect deadlines;
• Be a self starter and be proactive;
• Be able to work in a goal-oriented environment;
• Be a strategic and creative thinker;
• Have extreme attention to detail.

Students interested in applying should send resume and cover letter via e-mail to:
Kelly Dudeck
Executive Director
Maryland Agricultural Resource Council