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Posted Apr 11
Texas Corn Producers

Agricultural Communications Internship

Texas Freelance
Salary: Hourly wage

The Texas Corn Producers (Texas Corn Producers Board and Corn Producers Association of Texas) is seeking a communications interns to begin July/August 2017. The intern will work directly with the organization’s communications and public affairs director, as well as other staff.

Duties

Duties will include, but are not limited to, assisting communications and public affairs director with:

  • Designing and publishing quarterly print newsletters
  • Developing marketing and educational materials
  • Writing news releases and newsletter articles
  • Managing social media presence
  • Capturing and producing photos and video
  • Attending board meetings
  • Planning events and publicity efforts
  • Assisting with general office work

  • The intern will also be expected to gain familiarity with the corn industry and crop production issues. Additionally, the intern will become acquainted with the state’s soybean organizations, which are also administrated by the office.

    Internship Objective

    The objective of this internship is to provide students interested in agricultural communications with a valuable career-building experience by further developing their communications skills and portfolio. During the internship, the intern will also develop contacts with agricultural industry members and media, as well as key federal and state legislative leaders and staff. Additionally, the intern will learn to communicate with the key influencers for the industry. Upon completion of the internship, the intern will hone time management, multi-tasking and office skills sought by professionals.

    Internship Description

    Title: Communications Assistant

    Reports to: Communications & Public Affairs Director

    Benefits: Hourly paid internship and college credit

    Location: Lubbock, Texas

    Begins: Summer/Fall 2017

    Hours Required: Part time

    Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in writing, design, copy editing and AP Style
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrate leadership, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn
  • Must be able to work in a professional environment

  • Preferred Qualifications, but not required:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in agricultural communications
  • News writing course completion

  • Application


    Applications should be submitted by April 24, 2017. Please include: resume, cover letter, fall course schedule, available start date, and list of references able to speak to qualifications and experience. Examples of writing, photography, and/or design work are also welcome, but not required.


    Send application to info@texascorn.org.

    Additional Application Instructions

    Applications should be submitted by April 24, 2017. Please include: resume, cover letter, fall course schedule, available start date, and list of references able to speak to qualifications and experience. Examples of writing, photography, and/or design work are also welcome, but not required. Send application to info@texascorn.org.

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