Youth Activities Intern – 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.

Youth Activities Intern:

  • Agricultural Communications major preferred

  • Will assist the director of youth activities with organization and planning of NJSS

  • This includes contest planning and preparation, contacting judges, helping with direction of the junior board.

  • Help registrations intern with formatting the show program at show

  • Will assist with contests while at NJSS. Make sure junior board instructions are clear and lend a hand when needed.

  • Could include: timing, helping judges, telling people where to go, etc.

  • Update show results on the website

  • Put together exhibitor folder

  • Adobe experience preferred but not required


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)


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