Communications Internship – Oklahoma Farm Bureau

Oklahoma City, OK • Paid • Due Dec. 11 @ 4 p.m.


Position Summary

Intern will provide technical and creative support in the Communications and Public Relations Division of Oklahoma Farm Bureau while gaining valuable workplace experience. This job requires the college course work equivalent to a junior in agricultural communications at Oklahoma State University.


Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Specific duties include:

  • Writing feature and news articles for the OKFB website; for Perspective, OKFB’s leadership newsletter; and for Oklahoma Country, OKFB’s membership magazine

  • Writing press releases

  • Assisting with social media management, including Facebook and Twitter

  • Taking and editing photographs for OKFB’s various publications and electronic platforms

  • Shooting and editing video for web distribution

  • Design and layout of newsletters, brochures and advertising flyers


Additional Duties

  • Attend OKFB conferences and/or events to represent the organization while documenting and photographing member-driven activities

  • Assist with staffing in OKFB’s trade show exhibit booth

  • Assist with general division activities including routing publications, preparing board reports and other duties as assigned by division vice president

Skills

A successful applicant should be familiar with Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Microsoft Office, basic digital photography and Apple’s MacOS operating system.


Location

The internship is located at Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s home office at 2501 North Stiles Avenue in Oklahoma City.


Duration

The internship is designed to provide three credit hours through 300 hours of experience. The internship runs through the summer, with a start and end date that is mutually agreeable to the intern and OKFB.


Scholarship

At completion of the internship, the intern will receive a $3,500 scholarship, payable to their college of university.


Application Materials and Submissions

  • Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to Dustin Mielke, OKFB vice president of communications and public relations, by email at dustin.mielke@okfb.org.

  • Selected applicants will be interviewed before the intern is chosen.

  • Applicants should be able to provide work samples of communications products they have created or developed during applicant interviews.

Submission Deadline

The application, résumé and cover letter should be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.


Selection Process

Selected applicants will be interviewed by OKFB communications staff after the application deadline has passed. Interviewed applicants will be asked to submit work samples during or after the interview to support their application. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, interviews for the 2021 internship may be conducted remotely via Zoom or similar platform, at the discretion of OKFB staff.


About Oklahoma Farm Bureau

Oklahoma Farm Bureau is Oklahoma’s largest general farm organization. Founded in 1942, OKFB is a grassroots organization that supports Oklahoma’s farm and ranch families through programs, political representation and public relations. OKFB is dedicated to preserving and protecting our rural way of life through grassroots leadership and advocacy in all 77 Oklahoma counties.



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