Communications Internship – American Shorthorn Association

Kansas City, MO • Paid


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 3 individuals for the 2021 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. We will select registrations, communications and youth activities intern.


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 and KEY Conference required (all travel to any sanctioned ASA events will be paid)

  • Position is held in Kansas City, MO

  • Internship beginning and ending dates are variable upon applicant availability with school (Start in May right after classes until mid-July)

  • Living arrangements are responsibility of applicant, however ASA will be of assistance in location.

  • Compensation is gross $1,500/month

  • Must do the following listed and all else as required.

Communications Intern:

  • Agricultural Communications major required

  • Will be in charge of planning and scheduling social media for ASA, AJSA, and NJSS. (AJSA will also be done by junior board public relations chair)

  • 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

  • Press releases

  • 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/mail the following to shelby@shorthorn.org by November 15, 2020

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • At least 3 references (2 previous employers and 1 advisor)


For more information and how to apply, click here!

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