College students looking for experience planning events and working with youth across the country can now apply for the National Junior Angus Association's January – August internship. New to the NJAA this year, the program allows students to spend eight months assisting with junior programs and shows, and traveling to a number of events.
"This new internship offers students a chance to practice their skills in a real-world working environment," says Robin Ruff, American Angus Association director of junior activities. "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 really allows for the selected intern to take more ownership in their project, carry out details from start to finish, and bring a fresh perspective to our NJAA programs and events," Ruff says.
Responsibilities include daily in-office tasks, preparation for NJAA sponsored shows and conferences and much 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.
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.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and references to Robin Ruff, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. All applications must be postmarked by Oct. 1, 2012.
For more information, contact Ruff at 816-383-5100 or [email protected]