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Position: Marketing Intern
Organization: Taking Root
Location: Vancouver, BC

Employment period: Jan 3, 2022 – Apr. 29 2022 (17 weeks)
Application end date: Oct 21, 2021

Taking Root is looking for a co-op student Marketing Intern to help the organization communicate its position as a global leader in tropical reforestation. This position will provide a great platform for someone looking to become a marketing and communications expert. This opportunity will help you hone skills such as stakeholder mapping, campaign planning and execution, and rebranding. This role will report to the Marketing Lead within the Commercial Department.

This is a full-time co-op position as part of the head office in Vancouver. Starting in January 2022, it will last for 4 months with the likelihood of extending to 8 months. Work is currently a combination of in-office and remote, with the Commercial Team meeting in the office one day per week. Compensation is between $600-750 per week, depending on experience.

About Taking Root and FARM-TRACE

Taking Root is an international social enterprise on a mission to regenerate the world’s tropical forests. We do this by developing highly impactful reforestation projects on behalf of brands to help them meet their climate commitments. Taking Root’s unique impact comes from our use of technology to direct companies’ climate investments into verified forest impacts with farmer groups. Our innovative technology platform, FARM-TRACE, provides third party forest and carbon reporting by combining local and satellite data with machine learning assessments. This means companies have the information they need to invest in reforestation with confidence, while ensuring farmers get paid for the trees they grow. Taking Root is driving reforestation with leading multi-national and environmental brands in 9 countries across all 3 tropical continents. Find out more about Taking Root and our technology platform, FARM-TRACE.


  • Conduct marketing research that will enable Taking Root to optimize its marketing strategies
  • Develop and implement effective social media strategies that support marketing campaign goals
  • Co-develop marketing KPI’s and build reporting templates
  • Stay up to date on news and events in the forest and carbon industry, communicating vital information to the team
  • Coordinate the fulfillment of client marketing deliverables such as project reports, photos and videos
  • Support the creation of new marketing campaign ideas and plans
  • Support audience-focused blog and newsletter copywriting
  • Support implementing Taking Root’s rebrand process including the building of a new website

You are an ideal candidate if you are:

  • Highly focused on using your career to create positive impact in the world
  • An excellent oral and written communicator
  • A strategic thinker who enjoys relating strategy to the bigger picture
  • Passionate about sustainability and want to help Taking Root be a global leader in reforestation

What you’ll gain:

  • An understanding of various marketing tools, including Hootsuite, HubSpot, Mailchimp, and more
  • An in-depth knowledge of global forest and carbon markets, both from a corporate brand and farmer perspective
  • Experience translating marketing strategy into tactics and KPI’s
  • Experience modernizing a legacy grassroots organization into a globally acclaimed brand

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to by Friday, October 21. Please include "Marketing Intern Job Posting" in the subject line. We value every application; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 22 2021    ID: 61422