|Applications for four internships are open until January 10, 2023.|
In a world full of opportunity, internship experiences allow students the best trial-run. The American Angus Association is excited to announce four internship positions for the summer of 2023. These 10-week internship programs provide a unique, hands-on experience to allow students to grow and prosper while dipping their toes in the workforce.
“This internship is one of the most unique opportunities in the cattle industry for young professionals,” said Ian Kane, 2022 intern. “The Association staff is welcoming, helpful and are great teachers, plus you get to travel and meet with Angus breeders — I just can’t say enough about this experience.”
Internships allow students to gain industry-relevant experience and refine their skills, but the value of networking and working alongside the team at the Association will prove valuable for a lifetime. The summer 2023 internship experience will be filled with Angus cattle, tasty beef and a staff eager to share knowledge and wisdom.
The four internships being offered are:
Angus Media: This writing-intensive opportunity offers the chance to join a multi-media effort, which includes the Angus Journal® print publication and the AJ Daily electronic newsletter, as well as the Angus Journal’s website and social media presence. The internship can be tailored to the intern’s 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 video 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 is preferred.
Events & Junior Activities: 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 self-starters, detail-oriented and outgoing with the ability to work well with others. Livestock and event planning experience is preferred, but not required. Travel to the 2023 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other events is expected.
Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI): Students pursuing their master’s degree or Ph.D. in animal breeding and genetics are encouraged to 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 focus on research that involves data analysis, therefore candidates should have experience in analyzing animal breeding data sets and genomic data.
For more information and a full description of each internship opportunity, visit angus.org/careers. Students who wish to apply should upload their resume, cover letter and references to by January 10, 2023.
- Written by Whitney Whitaker, Angus Communications