Marketing Internship

Website homelessgrdnprj Homeless Garden Project

The Homeless Garden Project (HGP), founded in 1990 and based in Santa Cruz, California, provides job training, transitional employment, and support services to people experiencing homelessness. In addition, HGP operates a thriving community education and volunteer program. Our programs take place on our 3.5-acre organic farm and related social enterprises.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking intern who will support our Value-Added Enterprise program. The Marketing Intern will design email marketing campaigns and blog posts using online software.


  • Write 2 blog posts per month with accompanying photos and design.
  • Topics for the blog posts will vary and include: Recipes using our pantry items, “Behind the scenes” like how a product is made, ingredient highlights, company updates (like new product releases), and meeting the makers to focus on trainees and staff.
  • Repurpose content from our organizational newsletter.
  • Write and design 1-2 marketing newsletters a month. The focus is to increase online sales and draw locals into our storefronts.
  • Create 1-3 graphics a week (likely in Canva) to post on our social media outlets.
  • Getting HGP into gift guides, catalogs, blogs, newspaper articles, etc


  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented individual
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Superb communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Interest in social justice
  • Ability to work independently and with others, including staff, volunteers, donors, and vendors
  • A demonstrated commitment to HGP’s mission and values
  • Excellent ethical standards and personal integrity
  • Experience with Canva, Shopify, Google Suite, and email software programs is a plus

To apply for this job email your details to

Nonprofit Connection Santa Cruz County is a 501(c)3 corporation, Federal Tax ID# 87-2130376