NJAA internship deadline Oct. 15

Farm Forum

The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) offers an extended internship position for one college student each year, allowing them an inside look at what it takes to organize youth events across the country. The internship runs from January to August 2016 and allows students to spend eight months assisting with junior activities and traveling to a number of events.

“The extended internship is truly a unique way to gain experience in a real-world working environment,” says Jaclyn Clark, American Angus Association director of events and education. “We’re looking for a detail-oriented, outgoing individual who hopes to make a career working with youth in the livestock industry.”

The deadline to apply for the paid internship is Oct. 15. Aimed toward college sophomores, juniors or seniors, applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major and have the ability to move to Association headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., throughout the entire internship.

Responsibilities include daily in-office tasks, preparations for NJAA-sponsored shows and conferences, working with the Green Coats: Coast to Coast program, and more depending on the intern’s interests. They will also assist with the NJAA website, Directions newsletter, National Junior Recognition Program, and other programs available to the NJAA membership.

Travel to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other shows and events is expected.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and references to Jaclyn Clark, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. All applications must be postmarked by Oct. 15, 2015.

The January – August internship does not replace the summer-only internship offered by the Association. More details will be released regarding that opportunity later in the fall. For more details on internships offered through the Association, visit www.angus.org.