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Communications Intern - American Angus Association

St. Joseph, MO • Paid • Closes Dec. 1

Interested in fine-tuning your graphic design, writing and photography skills? Wanting an immersive internship that'll make you stand out in a future career? Ready for an impactful and exhilarating summer, learning new skills with customized internship goals?

The American Angus Association’s communications team is offering a summer internship that will enhance a student’s market value through real-life, hands-on experience. From print stories to graphic design, photography, video and more, the communications intern will gain multi-faceted agricultural communications experience to enhance their marketability as a young professional. 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 are preferred.

The successful candidate will be a college junior or senior studying agricultural communications, journalism, or related fields. Applicants should display leadership skills through academic and extra-curricular activities while demonstrating an excitement and passion for Association work and the cattle industry.

The internship spans from approximately late-May to mid-August at the American Angus Association headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., just north of Kansas City. Some travel and weekend work will be necessary. Specific start date will be determined based on the applicant's availability.


  • Communicate initiatives to Association audience in the form of stories, photos, design, videos, and social media.

  • Design promotional material, aligning with the brand guidelines.

  • Write informative news releases, announcements and other promotional materials.

  • Collaborate with the Communications Team to curate social media strategy for the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS).

  • Write articles for publications and other content sources.

  • Assist with marketing and promotional projects for all American Angus Association entities and departments.

  • Work in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment while paying close attention to details.

Intern can expect to:

  • Enhance photography and videography skills.

  • Expand writing portfolio on multiple formats (print, web, broadcast).

  • Hone design skills.

  • Create social media content and develop execution plans.

  • Become well-rounded in public relations and livestock-related communications.

  • Attend the National Junior Angus Show and related events throughout the summer.

How to apply:

Please upload a cover letter, résumé, portfolio samples and three references to the career center no later than December 1, 2023.

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