The American Angus Association and its entities offer five paid internships and two scholarship programs for college students, all designed to develop student leaders focused on keeping the industry strong.
Available internships offer students experience in the industry and the chance to gain real-world working knowledge — a must-have in today's competitive market.
Scholarship programs, established by the Angus Foundation and Certified Angus Beef LLC, reward undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about beef and the Angus brand. Deadlines and details for each internship and scholarship are listed below.
The American Angus Association Activities and Events Department is offering, for the first time, an internship that focuses on event planning to a college sophomore, junior or senior who has agricultural interests. The internship will provide a highly organized, detail-oriented college student the opportunity to gain real-world experience planning and implementing educational and social events for the Association membership. Applicants should work well with all types of people and be a self-starter who can work individually, as well as on a team. The qualified candidate should be available to start the position on or before June 1, 2013. Some travel is likely. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to Shelia Stannard, director of activities and events, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications due Feb. 5, 2013.
The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department provides a college sophomore, junior or senior an outstanding opportunity to assist with preparations, communications and correspondence for junior shows and events. Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major, and consider themselves a self-starter, detail-oriented and an outgoing individual who has the ability to work well with others. Travel to the 2013 National Junior Angus Show Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conference and other shows and events is expected. The internship spans from approximately early-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant's availability.