Applications are now available for college-age students to apply for the American Angus Association, Angus Media, Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), and Angus Foundation 2019 summer internships. These 10-week, paid internships provide hands-on opportunities in the Angus business.
The five internships being offered are:
- Angus Media: This writing-intensive opportunity offers the chance to participate in producing publications, including the Angus Journal, Angus Beef Bulletin, Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA, Angus Journal Daily, editorial websites and social media. The internship can be tailored to applicants’ strengths, but many duties can be anticipated, including traveling to industry events. Experience in news and feature writing, editing and photography are strongly suggested.
- Communications: From print stories to TV scripts, photography, graphic design and more, the communications intern will truly gain valuable agricultural communications experience. Applicants should have strong writing and design skills and have completed coursework in news and feature writing, editing and design. Experience in photography, video and social media would be helpful.
- Events and education: The intern will assist in planning and executing youth events hosted by the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA), including preparations, correspondence and coordination for junior shows and events. Applicants should be a self-starter, detail-oriented and outgoing with the ability to work well with others. Livestock and event planning experience is a plus but not required. Travel to the 2018 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other events is expected.
- Angus Foundation: This internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations, resource development (fundraising) and purebred livestock association-related careers. The intern will be integral in facilitating the Foundation’s activities, programs and projects and will learn about the functionality of a nonprofit and how the Angus Foundation successfully raises funds to support education, youth and research for the advancement of the Angus breed.
- AGI: Students pursuing their master’s degree or PhD in animal breeding and genetics should apply for the AGI summer internship. The intern will have the opportunity to work with one of the world’s largest beef genomic databases. The internship will be focused on research that involves data analysis, so candidates should have experience in analyzing animal breeding data sets and genomic data.