Communications Internship – American Feed Industry Association

Location TBA • Summer 2022 • Applications Due Nov. 30


Position Summary: The communications intern will support the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) communications team with drafting and editing content for distribution to members and other target audiences via AFIA and Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) email blasts, newsletters, blog, news releases, website, social media and more. The intern will also be responsible for completing select long-term communications projects that will assist the AFIA in achieving its mission.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with the communications and social media manager to develop #FeedFacts and other content for use in social media and on the website.

  • Work with the graphic and web design manager to upload and properly tag photos for AFIA’s new photo database.

  • Update existing AFIA infographics with the latest data and branding.

  • Write event and product marketing emails, articles for the FeedGram weekly newsletter, posts for the AFIA Feed Bites blog, webpages, news releases and more.

  • Proof materials for staff as necessary.

  • Assist with minor graphic design work (e.g., developing social media graphics).

  • Assist with minor video work (e.g., reviewing B-roll, creating Bitable marketing videos).

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, communications, journalism or a related field. Previous intern or work experience required. Previous experience in the agriculture or feed/pet food industries a plus.

  • Self-motivated; capable of working remotely to complete tasks on time and with minimal supervision; detail-oriented; proven written communications skills.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite programs (i.e., Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams).

  • Preferred familiarity with online marketing platforms (e.g., Informz, Constant Contact); and posting to websites (e.g., WordPress, Mura CMS), blogs and social media.

  • Familiarity with graphic design software (e.g., Adobe InDesign) and video editing programs (e.g., Bitable, Premiere Pro) desired

  • Proficient in AP Style and writing for the web (SEO is a plus).

  • Should the position be remote due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the candidate must be able to provide their own technology (e.g., laptop, phone and Wi-Fi).

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and 3-5 work samples to Victoria Broehm (vbroehm@afia.org) with the subject line, "Application - AFIA Summer Intern” by Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.


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