Intern Applications Open Now!
By Peyton Schmitt
American Angus Association
In a world full of opportunity, internships allow students to take a trial-run of potential career paths. The American Angus Association® is excited to announce five internship positions for the summer of 2024. These 10-week internship programs provide an immersive, hands-on experience, encouraging students to grow professionally as they dip their toes into the workforce.
“What makes an internship at Angus so unique is that the Angus family believes in your ability to achieve a level of high success from day one,” said Brooklyn Botterman, 2023 events and junior activities intern. “I respect and admire this level of trust in an internship and believe it allowed me to reach my full potential while interning this summer. The professional and personal growth that is acquired during your time with Angus is invaluable.”
Internships allow students to gain industry-relevant knowledge and refine their skills, but the value of networking and working alongside the team at the Association will likely prove just as worthwhile. The summer 2024 internship experience will be filled with Angus cattle, tasty beef and a staff eager to share their expertise.
The five internships being offered are:
Angus MediaSM – Marketing: This position will provide valuable experience in email marketing, graphic design, digital advertising, social media content creation and data analytics. The intern will work alongside an experienced team to develop skills and contribute to real cattle producers’ marketing campaigns and success. Applicants should demonstrate an excitement and passion for Association work and the cattle industry. Previous management or oversight of business social media accounts is preferred.
Angus MediaSM – Publications: 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 feature stories to video scripts, photography, graphic design and more, the communications intern will truly gain broad 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 preparation, 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 2024 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 submit their resume, cover letter and references by December 1.
If students prefer to spend their summer on the ranch, the Angus Foundation is accepting applications for the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program internship. The Talon internship program provides college-aged students the unique opportunity to spend their summer on an Angus operation. Interns gain extensive ranching knowledge while enhancing their skills as advocates for the beef industry. Students interested in participating in the program can learn more at bit.ly/AngusFoundationTalonProgram, and should also apply by December 1.
- Written by Peyton Schmitt, Angus Communications