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Cause-Based Marketing and Public Relations Internship

Are you passionate about using communications to make a difference? Are you interested in planning and promoting cause-based events that matter? If so, The Williams Agency may be the place for you! The Williams Agency is an award winning, full-service marketing, public relations and event planning firm that specializes in branding, public relations, green and grassroots marketing, and promoting cause-based events. We focus especially on promoting local food, sustainability, cultural, and zero waste events. With a variety of nonprofit and for-profit clients, the Agency works with mission driven projects and issues we are passionate about. As a certified Sustainable Business Leader, The Williams Agency aims to increase sustainability initiatives and green marketing in all projects.

We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for our Fall/Winter Internship Program. Interns will be working directly with staff members in all aspects of marketing communications and public relations and become involved in developing and executing PSA’s, Press Releases, connecting with media, taking an important role in managing our media databases, and developing new strategies to attract attention of target audiences for our campaigns. Additional tasks may include helping with event coordination, blogging coordination, media postings, social media strategy, advertising and more. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to make a difference while gaining hands on experience with a small, growing, faced paced company. Communications and/or strong writing skills are ideal for this position. Public relations skills and social media skills are also desirable. The position also requires person to own a laptop.

Projects may include:

  • Annual Circle The City, Boston, MA. This is Boston’s premier open streets event promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Boston Jerkfest, Boston, MA. Boston Jerkfest is a Caribbean style foodie festival celebrating all things hot, and includes a Jerk cook-off, Chef Demos, and wine, beer and distillery tastings.
  • Annual Cambridge Carnival International, Cambridge, MA. Cambridge’s largest festival, a colorful and festive celebration that is rooted in African and Caribbean traditions.
  • SBN’s Local Craft Brewfest and Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest, Seaport District, Boston, MA. Showcases local breweries, wineries, cider, mead, distilleries, and artisan beverages produced in Massachusetts and New England.
  • Annual Boston Local Food Festival, Boston, MA. Boston’s premier food event promoting the joys and benefits of eating local food.
  • Boston Farmers Markets. Marketing Campaign, Boston, MA. This project includes marketing, public relations and branding for all 27 Boston farmers markets. This year’s season includes several campaigns, including a seafood campaign, themed “Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean.” with Chef Demos at selected markets.
  • Buy Local Trade Show and Seminar, Boston, MA. This event designed for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products

Event Marketing Internship duties may include:

  • Work closely with Agency marketing and production teams on all aspects of marketing, communications, public relations, and event planning.
  • Implement public relations campaigns, including researching and updating media lists, email and faxing press release, PSA’s, and event listings, and conducting follow-ups.
  • Develop and manage Constant Contact and similar e-newsletter campaigns for events
  • Attend meetings with senior staff, board members, and volunteers
  • Work collaboratively with marketing team and to implement marketing campaigns and strategies
  • Maintain and update client, sponsorship databases
  • Blogger and volunteer coordination for grassroots marketing campaigns
  • Enhance and maintain client event websites
  • Design and manage social network tools for enhancing website and incorporating into marketing campaigns.
  • Explore web marketing and email marketing opportunities and techniques for driving traffic to client websites
  • Liaison with printers and other designers for the development and production of communication materials and collateral.
  • Work collaboratively with marketing team and to implement event marketing campaigns
  • Provide logistical support for events including contacting vendors for quotes
  • Maintain files and keep up to date
  • Respond to general inquiry calls for client projects and The Williams Agency
  • Follow and participate in The Williams Agency Sustainable Leadership Program guidelines
  • Assist in developing and upholding sustainability program and initiatives

Qualifications

  • Communications and/or Public Relations interest or experience helpful
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Social media/blogging experience or skills
  • Proficient with office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint); e-mail, and basic web design; ability to use design software helpful (Photoshop, InDesign, Word Press)
  • Self-directed
  • Must be organized and demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Able to establish and build professional relationships and team player

Hours:  Part Time and Full Time

Compensation: Unpaid, college credit available or Fellowship credit.
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: jacqueline@thewilliamsagency.net
and please include “Spring Cause Based Marketing Internship” along with your name in Subject Line of email.

Tufts Eco-Reps Keep Busy This Week!

We don’t know how we did it, but the Tufts Eco-Reps managed to survive another week of environmental overload! In a good way, of course!

We kicked off the week on Tuesday with a Hodgdon-Bush movie night! First, a talk was given by Maragaret Garcia, a PhD student with the Civil Engineering Department and member of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) water diplomacy program.

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She shared her personal experiences and motivation for pursuing a career focused around water diplomacy and concluded with a question and answer session. The talk was a unique opportunity and provided a wonderful segue into the movie Last Call at the Oasis, written and directed by Jessica Yu, which urged viewers to be more conscious about the world’s current and impending water crisis.

 

Following on Thursday, the Eco-Reps teamed up for shifts at the Dewick-MacPhie dining hall where a display was set up to educate diners about our program. The display featured the compost program within the dorms and dining halls, a compost continuum showcasing the progression from food waste to nutrient-rich soil, the benefits associated with meatless meals, and a general introduction to the Eco-Rep program for any interested students.

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The table was a success with almost all of our program’s stickers being handed out to students who eagerly slapped them onto their newly received “Choose to Reuse” reusable Nalgene water bottles. The bottles were provided courtesy of the university as part of an initiative to reduce the use of disposable plastic water bottles.

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Friday proved to be no less hectic when the Eco-Reps were asked by the non-profit Reverb to host another table at the Eco-Village for the Campus Consciousness Tour featuring Grouplove. Before the concert started, the Reps attended a meet and greet session with the members of Grouplove.

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The team then set up a table next to other volunteers and organizations such as Ben & Jerry’s where concertgoers could explore sustainability both within and outside of the university. The concert was a loud success, as we rocked our way to a greener tomorrow.

Finally, the week wrapped up with free smoothies in Bush Hall! The Eco-Reps paired up with the ACE fellows to show students how to eat sustainably and stay healthy during the coming exam period. The event was a refreshing end to what was another crazy week for the Tufts Eco-Reps.

Keep an eye out for us on campus, and until next week, don’t forget to stay green, stay fresh, and stay kale (…what?).

Work Study Position, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Lowell, MA)

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is seeking a work-study eligible Tufts graduate student to serve as our Farmer Training Course Assistant. Must be available on Wednesday evenings from 5 – 9 pm and able to travel to Lowell, MA. Course meets from October – December and again January – March on Wednesday evenings for a 3-hour session. Responsibilities include: preparing course materials for trainings; scheduling speakers and field trips to farms/markets; coordinating logistics for training courses; attending training sessions and providing technical assistance to participants; evaluating training sessions; and assisting in revisions of training manuals. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Hashley, New Entry Director: jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu

Campus Farm Manager, Duke University (North Carolina)

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 4th, 2013

Durham, NC – The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre fruit and vegetable farm dedicated to serving the Duke community with fresh, healthy, sustainable produce and providing an educational facility around all things food related.

 

Applications are currently being accepted for the Program Coordinator position with the Duke Campus Farm.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for furthering the mission of the Duke Campus Farm in two primary areas: 1) increasing access to local, organic, and sustainable food on campus, primarily from the Duke Campus Farm; and 2) growing the farm’s role as an educational resource that provides the Duke community with opportunities to engage with the study and research of food, economics, agriculture, human culture, and the environment through academic inquiry and extracurricular activities.

 

Learn more.

 

Graduate Research Assistant – Global Development and Environmental Institute (Medford, MA)

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE),an interdisciplinary research institute administered by the Fletcher School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts, is seeking a graduate research assistant to support the institute’s work on Addressing the Global Food Crisis. Visit our website for more information. Interested students should send a short email cover letter to: tim.wise@tufts.edu .

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