College students looking for experience planning events and working with youth can apply now for the National Junior Angus Association's January – August internship. The program allows students to spend eight months assisting with junior programs and shows, and traveling to a number of events.
"Our internship provides a unique opportunity for students to spend an extended amount of time working for the Association," says Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association director of events and education. "We're looking for a detail-oriented, outgoing individual who would enjoy being part of the Angus team."
The deadline to apply for the paid internship is Oct. 1. 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., during the entire internship.
"The eight-month time period allows for the selected intern to take more ownership in their projects and watch their efforts grow into something successful," Upperman says.
Responsibilities include daily in-office tasks, preparation 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, Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conference and other shows and events is expected.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and references to Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. All applications must be postmarked by Oct. 1, 2014.
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.