Angus Internship, Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Oct. 25, 2010




For more information contact:

Crystal Albers, American Angus Association assistant director of communications, at 816-383-5100 or;

Robin Ruff, American Angus Association director of junior activities, at 816-383-5100 or;

Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or; or

Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef industry information assistant director, at 308-784-2294 or


Angus Internship, Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

The American Angus Association¨, Angus Foundation and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) are offering several opportunities this fall for college students hoping to further their education and gain valuable real-world experience with the worldÕs leading beef cattle association and branded beef program.

Available internships offer goal-oriented students an opportunity to build upon writing, editing, photography and organizational abilities while developing knowledge of agriculture and the beef industry. Deadlines, requirements and application details for the paid internships follow, in addition to scholarship opportunities also being offered through Angus Foundation and CAB.



The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department is offering college sophomores, juniors or seniors the opportunity to assist with the planning and execution of junior shows and leadership events, and gain experience in association work. Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major and should be self-starters who are detail-oriented, outgoing and have the ability to work well with all types of people. Travel to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other shows should be expected as part of the internship.

The internship spans approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on applicantÕs availability. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2011.

Applicants may send a cover letter, resume and references to: Robin Ruff, Director of Junior Activities, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

For more information contact Ruff at 816-383-5100 or


The American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department is now accepting applications from college juniors or seniors studying communications or agriculture communications. Applicants with strong writing and design backgrounds who have completed coursework in news and feature writing, as well as editing and design are encouraged to apply. Photography experience and an understanding of video and social media would be an asset in this fast-paced internship. Travel is likely.

The internship spans approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on applicantÕs availability. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2011.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to: Crystal Albers or Crystal Young, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

For more information contact Albers or Young at 816-383-5100; or


The Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Industry Information Division offers internships centered on written communications and cattle knowledge.

Interested college juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in agriculture journalism, communications or animal science are encouraged to apply by Dec. 1 for the summer 2011 and/or school-year 2011-2012 positions.

Students may work from the Manhattan, Kan., office, or from remote locations with director Steve Suther as well as Miranda Reiman and Laura Nelson to write articles about Angus producers, feedlots, management ideas and CAB activities.

Click here for complete job description or to apply online. A brief cover letter, resume and three writing samples are requested.

For more information contact Miranda Reiman, CAB Industry Information assistant director, at or 308-784-2294.



CABÕs Colvin Scholarship Fund will award five scholarships in 2011 totaling $15,000 to individuals who demonstrate leadership in the beef industry. Applications will be judged on activities and scholastic achievement, essay and verbal communication skills and reference letters.

The top applicant will receive a $5,000 award; second place, $4,000; third, $3,000; fourth, $2,000; and fifth place, $1,000.

The application deadline is Dec. 4. For more information visit, select Press Room and click on the Colvin Scholarship tab. The top two scholarship winners will win an all-expense paid trip to the 2011 Certified Angus Beef ¨ Annual Conference, Sept. 22-24, 2011, in Sun River, Ore. Winners will be announced in January 2011.


Angus Foundation — In 2011, the Angus Foundation will make available general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus FoundationÕs 2011 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus FoundationÕs 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 2011 NJAS in Harrisburg, Pa.

Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2010. Visit for more information.


The American Angus Association is the nationÕs largest beef organization, serving more than 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus AssociationÕs programs and services, visit

Certified Angus Beef¨ is the world's leading brand of fresh beef, with more than 15,000 licensees selling more than 775 million pounds each year. Visit, or for producer information.

The Angus Foundation is the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Angus Association that was established in 1980 to fund and support programs involving education, youth and research in the Angus breed.



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