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Internship applications are due Oct. 1.

NJSA Internship

NJSA Internship
Serve and help develop youth interested in the purebred swine industry.

Description: Do you love the purebred swine industry? Have a passion for working with youth? Enjoy facilitating programs and planning events? Then the National Junior Swine Association Internship is meant for you!

The NJSA Internship will provide experience in planning and executing shows and leadership events for the nation's largest youth livestock organization. You will have the opportunity to assist NJSA staff with planning the World Pork Expo Junior National and the organization's pinnacle event – the National Junior Summer Spectacular, as well as help lead the NJSA board of directors, write Youth Spotlight highlights, take photos and video, facilitate web updates, and write articles for the e-Pinnacle newsletter. This internship provides experience in event planning, communications, youth leadership, and livestock show production.

  • Full-time position
  • Mid- to late-May through mid-August
  • Applications due Oct. 1 each year
  • Weekly stipend, travel expenses covered

Job Requirements: Required travel and show attendance includes the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Summer Type Conference and National Junior Summer Spectacular in Louisville, Ky. A valid driver's license is required.

Qualifications: Applicants should be college sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in agricultural education, agricultural communications, animal science, ag business and/or a related field of study. Applicants should be hardworking and self-motivated, detail-oriented, innovative, and work well with the general public and youth. Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs.

Application: Interested individuals should e-mail the following to kaley@nationalswine.com

  • cover letter
  • résumé
  • three references

Questions contact:
Kaley Bontrager
Director of Junior Activities
National Swine Registry
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.463.3594
kaley@nationalswine.com

Field Staff Internship

Field Staff Internship
Provide a link between swine breeders, members and the NSR staff.

Description: A terrific opportunity to learn about purebred swine breeding operations and pedigreed show facilitation while you develop contacts within the swine industry!

The NSR Field Staff Internship provides on-the-road experience traveling with full-time NSR Field Representatives, and opportunities to both learn from and contribute to field activities. Responsibilities include visiting purebred swine farms and A.I. boar studs; assisting at NSR-sponsored events including the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Summer Type Conference and National Junior Summer Spectacular in Louisville, Ky.; assisting at state fairs; and other field staff duties as assigned.

  • Full-time position
  • Mid- to late-May through mid-August
  • Applications due Oct. 1 each year
  • Weekly stipend, travel expenses covered

Job Requirements: Extensive travel is part of this job, and a valid driver's license is required.

Qualifications: Applicants should be college sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in animal science and/or a related field of study, with a strong interest in a swine industry career. Must be hard working and excel in time management and organization, as well as have strong interpersonal and networking skills and a professional demeanor. Additionally, candidates must have experience and skill at evaluating swine.

Application: Interested individuals should e-mail the following to arnold@nationalswine.com

  • cover letter
  • résumé
  • three references

Questions contact:
Brian Arnold
Vice President of Member Outreach & Youth Development
National Swine Registry
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.463.3594
arnold@nationalswine.com

Marketing & Communications Intern

Marketing & Communications Internship
Communicate information and promote ideas to NSR members and the public.

Description: A fabulous opportunity to spend the summer working in the purebred swine industry while learning new skills and expanding your marketing and communications portfolio!

This is a tailor-made internship – you help make it what you want it to be! As the NSR Marketing & Communications Intern, you will have the opportunity to work with NSR staff to personally design your internship curriculum and focus on the areas of marketing and communications in which you are most interested, or want to gain experience. Options* for a summer work plan include feature writing for Seedstock EDGE, advertisement design and page layout, magazine production, online content development, photography, video editing, promotional campaign design, and more! You will have the chance to collaborate on projects with the National Junior Swine Association, report on national shows, and brainstorm and develop new ideas for growing and promoting the NSR.

*Several projects such as show reports and feature stories are required for all interns.

  • Full-time position
  • Mid- to late-May through mid-August
  • Applications due Oct. 1 each year
  • Weekly stipend, travel expenses covered

Job Requirements: Some travel will be required, including to the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa; National Junior Summer Spectacular and Summer Type Conference in Louisville, Ky., and possible feature-story assignments.

Qualifications: Applicants should be college juniors, seniors or graduate students in agricultural communications, journalism, public relations, ag marketing, or other related fields. Experience in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, in addition to Associated Press style and basic journalism/design coursework is required. Must be a team player, hard-working and deadline-driven.

Application Interested individuals should e-mail the following to steve@nationalswine.com

  • cover letter
  • résumé
  • three writing samples
  • transcript showing coursework
  • three references

Questions contact:
Stephen Weintraut II
Director of Marketing & Communications
National Swine Registry
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.463.3594
steve@nationalswine.com