Category Marketing Intern in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 3/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We’re looking for a Category Marketing Intern who will join our Hawthorne Team in Vancouver, WA.

This position will be based at the Hawthorne Gardening world headquarters in Vancouver, WA (not Canada!).  Not familiar with Vancouver? Nestled right across the river from Portland, OR, Vancouver offers tons of extra curricular activities and easy access to the city. Visit 


Our internship program is designed to cultivate the professional growth of students through a dynamic work environment. Over the course of 12 weeks you will work on meaningful projects and have opportunities to learn from industry leaders. We are committed to your development but will also rely on you to bring new knowledge, new ideas and innovation into our organization. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Own and deliver 2-3 projects across multiple disciplines, flexing your creative, analytical and leadership skills while delivering business results. 

  • Collaborate across multiple teams within marketing, category, sales, and tech services to develop holistic strategies to answer project deliverables. 

  • Leverage analytics to assess trends and market dynamics, craft data driven solutions to address key business issues on top Hawthorne brands. 

  • Lead the creative process from beginning to end from identifying consumer targets and developing key messaging to briefing design teams and delivering compelling assets. 

  • Present work to senior leadership, ensuring visibility and continuity of projects.   

What you’ll need to be successful: 

  • Possess strong analytical and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication.

  • Prioritize collaboration and problem solving. 

  • Manage multiple tasks and is detail-oriented. 

  • Have prior internship experience (preferred but not required).

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school. Preference to be given to:

    • Business and economics majors

    • MBA Candidates or Rising Seniors  

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.