Angus Association Seeks Interns, Scholarship Candidates

Angus Association Seeks Interns, Scholarship Candidates

Deadlines for all opportunities range from December-May

The American Angus Association this week released more information regarding several internship and scholarship opportunities for students of college age.

Opportunities include the event planning internship, junior activities internship, communications internship and Angus Journal internship, as well as the CAB Colvin Undergraduate Scholarship, CAB Colvin Graduate Scholarship and Angus Foundation Scholarship.

Event planning internship

Deadlines for all internship, scholarsship opportunities range from December-May

The American Angus Association Activities and Events Department is offering an internship focused on event planning to a college sophomore, junior or senior who has an interest in agriculture. The internship will provide a highly organized, detail-oriented college student the opportunity to gain experience planning and implementing educational and social events for the Association membership.

The qualified candidate should be available to start the position on or before June 1, 2014. Some travel is likely. Applications are due Feb. 5, 2014.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to Robin Ruff, director of activities, events and education, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO  64506, or email [email protected].

Junior activities internship

The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department provides a college sophomore, junior or senior an outstanding opportunity to assist with preparations, communications and correspondence for junior shows and events. Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major, and consider themselves a self-starter, detail-oriented and an outgoing individual who has the ability to work well with others.

Travel to the 2014 National Junior Angus Show, Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conference and other shows and events is expected. The internship spans from approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant's availability. A cover letter, resume and references are due Feb. 5, 2014.

Send application materials to Jaclyn Upperman, director of junior activities, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Upperman at 816-383-5100 or [email protected].

Communications and public relations internship

The American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department is accepting applications from college juniors or seniors studying journalism, agricultural communications or related fields. Applicants should have strong writing and design skills, in addition to having completed coursework in news and feature writing, editing and design. Experience in photography, video and social media is an asset in this fast-paced internship.

The internship spans from approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant's availability. Applications are due Feb. 5, 2014.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to Jena McRell, assistant director of public relations, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact McRell at 816-383-5100 or [email protected].

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Angus Journal internship

The Angus Journal offers a college junior or senior the opportunity to be part of its editorial team for the summer. The writing-intensive internship offers the selected intern an opportunity to participate in producing various publications.

The internship spans from late-May to mid-August; specific starting and ending dates will be negotiated with the selected candidate. Applications are due Feb. 5, 2014.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Shauna Hermel, editor, Angus Journal, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Hermel at 816-383-5270 or [email protected].

Angus Scholarships

The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation's 2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation's Scholarship Selection Committee. As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2014 NJAS in Indianapolis, Ind.

Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2013. For more information, contact Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or [email protected].

Certified Angus Beef's Colvin Scholarship Fund will award six or more scholarships in 2014 totaling at least $20,000. The funds will be split among five undergraduate scholarships — in the amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 — and a $5,000 graduate-level scholarship.

College juniors and seniors who have shown commitment to the beef industry, either through coursework or activities, are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 6, 2013, deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement, scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters.

The graduate-level scholarship will be awarded to a full-time master's or doctorate student conducting research related to high-quality beef production. Applications for that award are due Jan. 10, 2014.

For more details, interested students should go online or contact Trudi Hoyle, CAB, at 800-225-2333 or [email protected].

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