S. Groner Associates, Inc.
  • 03-Apr-2017 to 31-Jul-2017 (PST)
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • $15 Hourly (DOE)
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Part Time


We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference. Someone who wants to do more than just check a box and add an internship line to their resume. We are looking for someone who is passionate, selfless and wants to be a part of making the world a better place.


S. Groner Associates, Inc. (SGA) is a small, but passionate, marketing firm that is about a simple idea. We don't help our clients sell things, we don't help them grow more profitable, we don't try to convince people that buying something will change their lives. But we believe that those same tools can be used to improve our communities, improve our environment and improve lives.

We are very selective about the clients we take on and search for opportunities where we can make a difference. Get to know us a little better by visiting us at http://SGAmarketing.com


Job duties include but are not limited to:

- Assisting staff in interfacing with clients
- Working with partners to distribute creative materials
- Use market research to target campaigns
- Conduct/manage community event outreach
- Develop strategic partnerships to push issues forward
- Conduct presentations to target audiences
- Assist in executing social media


This is an inexact science, but we are looking for folks that have skills that can contribute to effective marketing/communications on social issues.  The candidate should have an interest in the communications/marketing field and a track record of getting results.

Changing the world is hard and we are looking for folks willing to work hard to help create that change. An SGA'er would embody the following:

  • Ability to work independently; yet put team goals ahead of self interests 
  • Desire to bring passion to your work and a need to go the extra mile to make things happen
  • Drive to think creatively and be strategic in solving problems
  • Need to always learn and educate oneself
  • Desire to make a difference in our community and for the planet


Intern/Outreach Specialist:

The position is an hourly as needed position. The work is real (not fluff/get coffee type of work). With that said, folks can work remote from time to time and the hours are flexible (we realize school comes first).

  • Assist in implementing social media campaigns
  • Help write press releases, newsletter articles and online content
  • Conduct market research
  • Conduct/manage community event outreach
  • Develop strategic partnerships to push issues forward 
  • Help prepare presentations to target audiences
  • Assist development of creative materials



SGA is a small, passionate and nationally recognized social marketing firm that focuses on environmental and community-based issues. If you are interested in building communities, reducing pollution and improving public health, this is what we do. Our success is based on a blend of creativity, technical analytics, and collective passion to make a difference.

Achievements: listed as one of the top ten independent communications firms by the LA Business Journal, case studies have appeared in numerous academic publications and a recent recipient of PRSA's Silver Anvil award for best public service campaign in the country. Get to know us a little better by visiting us at SGAmarketing.com.

We are individuals from a variety of fields (marketing, engineering, psychology, journalism, environmental science). Are you hard working, smart and dedicated person and that is the type of person we are looking for because that is who we are.



The thing that people like best about us is that we are flexible and nimble. We take on causes for the public good and we are nice, helpful people. The downside of this is there is not a lot of structure. Everyone is busy and on tight schedules so there is not a lot of hand holding. If you are not self motived to figure things out - DON'T APPLY. 

Most of our clients are government agencies, which is great because they are looking after the public good, however this also means a lot of buy in is needed, consensus needs to be built and committees need to be educated (who are often non-communications people). So you must have an ability to listen, be patient, be persuasive and be gently but absolutely persistent. If you get frustrated easily - DON'T APPLY.



Please note that ALL three components outlined below must be received for your application to be considered.
(1) Resume (Upload in Word or PDF format in the "Resume" field of the online application)
(2) Cover Letter: letting us know why you and SGA are a good fit (Upload in Word or PDF format in the "Cover Letter" field of the online application)
(3) Creative Sample: visit www.adsoftheworld.com. Select an ad and change the tagline so that the ad now has an environmental message. Send us the original ad (unedited) and your new modified tagline and ad. (Upload in Word or PDF format in the "Creative Sample" field of the online application)

Position Location: Oakland

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