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Marketing and Communications Intern - Stock Horse of Texas

Remote with some travel to events • Paid • Closes March 2

This internship offers a wide range of communications and marketing opportunities for a small non-profit association. The program will be self-paced with assignments and due dates that are similar to a freelance environment. The intern will develop a timeline with deadlines based on needs for SHTX, opportunities for gathering content, etc. Jill will meet with the intern weekly, either on Zoom or in person to discuss projects, progress, time lines, etc. with additional phone/video calls, email, etc. throughout the week to offer mentoring, training, proofing, etc. The internship is not 40 hours/week, but instead part time. SHTX will have considerable flexibility in the actual schedule/hours worked. At shows, expect long hours. We open early and stay late, but usually enjoy some time off the following week.


Remote, internet required.


Jill Dunkel, SHTX executive director, has over 25 years experience in agricultural communications and marketing, with an emphasis on equine and beef industries. This internship will take some of the marketing responsibilities “off Jill’s plate” as well offer the intern a variety of experiences & opportunities to create tangible products for a portfolio.

Requirements for Internship

  • Equine experience preferred. Emphasis in a stock/ranch horse, cow horse, or similar industry is a bonus.

  • Use of own computer with access to Google Drive for SHTX projects, internet access strong enough for zoom meetings, etc.

  • Prefer some experience with Adobe creative software such as Photoshop and InDesign; Canva is also acceptable for some projects

  • Creative eye for fun social media

  • Personal vehicle and ability to drive to SHTX events

  • Meet deadlines in non-structured work environment

  • Learn in a self-taught, trial and error environment

  • Confidence to meet and greet SHTX members for interviews, etc.


Tasks include:

  • Create various social media graphics to inform, improve and grow followers for SHTX social media on Facebook and Instagram. Possibly add other platforms.

  • Develop and grow #shtx and #stockhorse 

  • Create flyers for upcoming events

  • Create the summer Stock Horse Roundup digital newsletter, incorporating information on upcoming events, sponsor advertising, profiles and more

  • Writing

  • Write press releases for upcoming SHTX events and on champions from the National Ranch and Stock Horse National Championship show

  • Interview and write member profiles and sponsor profiles to be used online and in the SHTX newsletter

  • Video & Web

  • Expand SHTX’s YouTube Channel

  • Create 3-5 minute educational videos from recorded webinars to be used online and in social media

 Required Travel

  • Guthrie, OK SHTX show -- if possible (mid-May)

  • Amarillo SHTX show (Mid July)

  • Sweetwater SHTX show (early August)

  • Attend 3 SHTX shows to shoot video, take photos, etc. to be used in future social media, educational platforms & website posts

The internship can be molded depending on the goals of the individual. Opportunities to help during the SHTX World Show in October could be available for the right person.

𝗧𝗼 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆, 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝘁𝘅@𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘁𝗲𝘅𝗮𝘀.𝗼𝗿𝗴 𝗯𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮. Even if this internship might be your first “gig,” examples of creative work like reels, social media posts, etc. will help show your creativity. Coursework writing samples are acceptable. Candidates will be narrowed down mid-March for Zoom interviews.

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