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Marketing and Communications Intern – Washington DC

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Intern

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: Typically, internships involve 20-35 hours of work per week for at least 12 weeks; paid and unpaid positions

Application Deadline:  Accept intern applications on a rolling basis as interns often extend their initial 12 week commitment for multiple semesters.

Position Dates: 

Posted On: Dec. 29, 2012

Organization Overview


American Farmland Trust (AFT), a national nonprofit conservation organization, is seeking energetic, self-motivated interns to work with the marketing and communications department in Washington, D.C. AFT’s marketing and communications department supports all programs throughout the organization including farmland protection, federal policy, state and local policy, agriculture and the environment, planning for agriculture and research. Interns will learn about policies and programs at all levels of government and the issues facing farmland protection and agriculture nationwide.


Project assignments will support the national office staff in analyzing and engaging target audiences through AFT’s website, e-newsletters, media relationships, conferences and on-the-ground events. Responsibilities may include:

Research and writing for the website and e-newsletters
Assistance with strategies to grow audience segments
Federal farm policy campaign communications projects
Tracking and coordination of conference participation and leadership speaking engagements
Communications support for field offices
Tracking media coverage and supporting media relations
Communications support for planning for agriculture services
Helping maintain communications databases

Typically, internships involve 20-35 hours of work per week for at least 12 weeks.


At least one year of college. Interest in conservation, public policy, agriculture and/or food systems helpful. Some coursework in communications, public policy, agriculture, land use or environmental sciences preferred. Experienced and comfortable working in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and website publishing.

How to Apply

Please e-mail your resume, writing sample and a cover letter explaining why you would like this internship to:

Gretchen Hoffman
Manager of Engagement and Communications

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