The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) and the American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) seek individuals interested in a full-time paid summer internship. ASA will be selecting three individuals for our 2023 summer internships. This is an outstanding opportunity to attain training and work experience in a breed association atmosphere. The intern will assist with programs of the ASA and AJSA activities, such as the planning and execution of the National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference, including but not limited to press releases, creative design work, media contact, social media, photography, videography, correspondence with planning committees, and data entry input and organization. The three positions available are detailed below.
Qualifications of all interns:
•Should be a junior or senior in college
•Livestock or agricultural background preferred
•Must have interest in working in agricultural related field after college
•Self-motivated, professional, detail-oriented, outgoing and energetic
•Computer skills including Microsoft Office programs.
•Communication, Marketing and/or Public Relations skill preferred
•Travel to NJSS required
•Position is held in Kansas City, MO
•Internship beginning and ending dates are variable upon applicant availability with school (Start in May following classes – late July)
•Living arrangements are responsibility of applicant, however ASA will assist in finding location.
•Compensation is 500/week
•Must do the following basic responsibilities and all else as required. These positions grow and change with group of interns.
•Assist with entries for NJSS (includes fixing wrong entries, following up with incorrect entries and answering questions)
•Assist with check-in preparation and helping with the show program. Assist while at the show with show related items.
•Order back numbers
•Help put together exhibitor envelopes
•Tasks to assist in preparing for NJSS
•Excel will be used heavily in this position
•Learn how to use the ASA registry system
Youth Activities Intern:
•Agricultural Communications major preferred
•Will assist the director of youth activities with organization and planning of NJSS
•This includes contest planning and preparation, contacting judges, and more
•Help registrations intern with formatting the show program at show
•Will assist with contests while at NJSS and assisst junior board when needed.
•Could include: timing, helping judges, telling people where to go, etc.
•Update show results on the website
•Put together exhibitor folder
•Adobe experience preferred but not required
•Agricultural Communications major required
•Will be in charge of planning and scheduling social media for ASA, AJSA, and NJSS.
•Will assist director of communications in researching promotional items.
•Includes helping with design and finding where to go with printing items
•Help with graphic design ideas
•Website updates if needed
•Photography/Videography while at NJSS
•Must have experience with Adobe programs. May be asked for work samples before final selection.
Those interested in applying for internship please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 21, 2022
• cover letter, resume, minimum of 3 references (2 previous employers and 1 advisor)