Angus offers summer internships

Sarah Hill Angus Media
Farm Forum

If you’re a college student interested in working in the Angus business, what better way to spend the summer than learning from the teams at the American Angus Association? Internships are available to college students for summer 2018.

These 10-week, paid internships provide opportunities through the communications group, Angus Journal, events and education group, Angus Foundation and Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI). Students interested in applying should send a resume, cover letter and references to careers@angus.org by Feb. 1.

The events and education intern will assist in planning and executing youth events hosted by the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA), including preparations, correspondence and communications 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.

From print stories to TV scripts, photography, graphic design and more, the communications intern will truly gain valuable ag 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.

College juniors or seniors are encouraged to apply to be part of the Angus Journal internship. The writing-intensive opportunity offers the chance to participate in producing publications, including Angus Journal, Angus Journal Digital, 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.

For an interest in 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations, resource development (fundraising) and purebred livestock association related careers, the Foundation internship is an excellent opportunity. This intern will be integral in facilitating the Foundation’s activities, programs and projects. The intern will learn about the functionality of a non-profit and how the Angus Foundation successfully raises funds to support youth, education and research for the advancement of the Angus breed, beef cattle and agricultural industries. The intern will assist staff in all facets of the Angus Foundation’s operations including engaging major supporters and benefactors.

For students pursuing their master’s degree or PhD in animal breeding and genetics, AGI has an opportunity to work on one of the world’s largest beef genomic databases. The internship will be focused on research that involves data analysis. Candidates should have experience in analyzing animal breeding data sets, and experience analyzing genomic data is preferred.

For more information about summer internships with the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.