Federal Volunteer Service or Internship as Marketing and Communications Support in the ProVeg Incubator (m/f/d)

Intern / Student, Full-time · Berlin Office

About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal products with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. ProVeg works with companies, governments, public institutions, medical professionals, the media, and the public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Summary

ProVeg Incubator is the world’s first incubator to exclusively support plant-based and cultured food startups. The job of the Incubator team is to recruit and support the best startups in this sector, equipping them with the skills they need to grow their businesses, secure investment, and launch products and services. 

To successfully fulfil that mission, impactful marketing and effective communications are crucial. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the Marketing & Communications Manager in delivering campaigns and activities to raise awareness of the Incubator and target high-quality startups to join the accelerator programme. 

This will involve drafting content for Incubator channels and external publications, updating platforms such as social media and the Incubator blog, identifying new channels the Incubator can use for promotion, and any other tasks relevant to marketing and communications.

Responsibilities
  • Draft engaging copy for the ProVeg Incubator digital channels, including social media (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), blog, and website. 

  • Research and produce content focused on the Incubator and alumni startups for use by external publications, liaising with the Marketing & Communications Manager.

  • Contribute to the success of marketing activities by inputting to the annual content plan and ensuring channels are kept up to date.

  • Support the Marketing & Communications Manager in the delivery of a monthly e-newsletter. 

  • Identify new communications and marketing opportunities for the Incubator such as magazines, blogs, newsletters, online influencers, etc. 

  • Contribute to communications activities that support our annual calendar of ProVeg Incubator events.

  • Support the Incubator team by taking on varied tasks when needed
Qualifications

Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Impressive copywriting skills and the ability to deliver creative content for a range of platforms

  • Enthusiasm, passion, and a genuine interest for the field of marketing and communications

  • A positive, proactive, and enthusiastic attitude towards work 

  • Flexibility, a willingness to learn, and the ability to adapt quickly to new tasks

  • A good team player with strong collaboration and interpersonal skills

  • Good understanding of and alignment with ProVeg International’s vision and mission

  • Willingness to take over additional tasks as and when they arise

  • Fluency in English (native speakers preferred)

Desirable:

  • Qualification or experience in marketing, communications, or PR would be advantageous

  • Experience in graphic design, videography, or photography

  • Experience or interest in the food industry and/or startup sector

  • Additional European languages, particularly German, are a plus

Benefits of working with us
What we offer
  • The opportunity to develop your own skills, acquire new competencies and gain valuable experience
  • Freedom to contribute your own ideas
  • Flexibility in the structuring of employment relationships
  • Daily tasty and healthy vegan lunch in our Berlin office
  • Continuous support and individual encouragement by a superior
  • Become part of a great team and work with us on a world where everyone chooses tasty and healthy food that is good for all people, animals and our planet.
Advantages of a BFD
  • Receipt of a monthly allowance
  • Benefits through an exclusive volunteer pass, including a discount on the BVG ticket and discounts on admission to museums, cinemas and much more
  • Extensive further training opportunities in the form of seminar participation (daily and weekly seminars), which can be selected according to personal interests
  • Guarantee of social security and accident insurance
  • Continued support and individual encouragement by the supervisor
  • The opportunity to develop one's own skills, gain new competences and gain valuable experience.
  • Become not only part of a great team, but also part of a movement that drives decisive social change!

When?
Start: as soon as possible (please indicate available period)
Period: BFD min. 6 to max. 18 months, voluntary internships 3 months, compulsory internships up to 6 months
Location: Berlin
Further information
Our application procedure
If you would like to apply, please submit your application documents (including cover letter, curriculum vitae and references) using the application form and ensure that you answer all of the questions.
Should you be shortlisted for the job, the following steps will apply:
  • An online-based sample task.
  • An initial interview with you.
  • An office trial day, which will consist of undertaking a set of tasks that would be typical of the work that you would do with us. Depending on the location, this day can either take place in our office or can be done from home. In this way, we want to get to know you and your way of working even better, as well as give you the opportunity to get a good idea of the work entailed.
  • Subsequently, the final decision will be made (if necessary an additional final discussion may be required).
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Your application

We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:

  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.
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