Angus offers internship and scholarship opportunities
—Deadline to submit application is Feb. 5, 2014
The American Angus Association and its entities strive to provide students with opportunities to benefit themselves and the future of the cattle business.
With paid internships and scholarship programs, the association provides a chance for students to gain real-world knowledge and experience in the cattle industry, as well as financial support to further the education of undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about beef and Angus cattle.
Deadlines and details for each internship and scholarship are listed below.
The American Angus Association activities and events department is offering an internship focused on event planning to a college sophomore, junior or senior who has an interest in agriculture. The internship will provide a highly organized, detail-oriented college student the opportunity to gain experience planning and implementing educational and social events for the association membership. The qualified candidate should be available to start the position on or before June 1, 2014. Some travel is likely.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to Robin Ruff, Director of Activities, Events and Education, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506, or email email@example.com. Applications are due Feb. 5, 2014.
The American Angus Association junior activities department provides a college sophomore, junior or senior an outstanding opportunity to assist with preparations, communications and correspondence for junior shows and events. Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major, and consider themselves a self-starter, detailoriented and an outgoing individual who has the ability to work well with others.
Travel to the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, and other shows and events is expected. The internship spans from approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant’s availability.
A cover letter, resume and references are due Feb. 5, 2014, to Jaclyn Upperman, Director of Junior Activities, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Upperman at 816/383- 5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Angus Association communications and public relations department is accepting applications from college juniors or seniors studying journalism, agricultural communications or related fields.
Applicants should have strong writing and design skills, in addition to having completed coursework in news and feature writing, editing and design. Experience in photography, video and social media is an asset in this fast-paced internship. The internship spans from approximately late- May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant’s availability.
Applications are due Feb. 5, 2014. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to Jena McRell, Assistant Director of Public Relations, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact McRell at 816/383-5100 or email@example.com The Angus Journal offers a college junior or senior the opportunity to be part of its editorial team for the summer. The writing-intensive internship offers the selected intern an opportunity to participate in producing various publications, including the Angus Journal, the Angus Journal Digital, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the Angus Beef Bulletin EX- TRA, the Angus Journal Daily, editorial websites and social media efforts. The internship will be flexible enough to tailor to the strengths and needs of the intern, but many duties can be expected. Experience in news and feature writing, editing and photography are strongly suggested. The internship spans from late- May to mid-August; specific starting and ending dates will be negotiated with the selected candidate.
Applications are due Feb. 5, 2014. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Shauna Hermel, Editor, Angus Journal, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Hermel at 816/383-5270 or shermel@ angusjournal.com.
The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education.
Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation’s 2014 undergraduate and graduate scholarship programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation’s scholarship selection committee.
As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2014 NJAS in Indianapolis, IN.
Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2013. For more information, contact Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation President, at 816/383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Angus Beef’s (CAB) Colvin Scholarship Fund will award six or more scholarships in 2014 totaling at least $20,000. The funds will be split among five undergraduate scholarships—in the amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000—and a $5,000 graduate level scholarship.
College juniors and seniors who have shown commitment to the beef industry either through coursework or activities are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 6, 2013, deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement, scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters. The graduate level scholarship will be awarded to a full-time master’s or doctorate student conducting research related to highquality beef production. Applications for that award are due Jan. 10, 2014.
For more details, interested students should go online or contact Trudi Hoyle, CAB, at 800/225- 2333 or email@example.com.
Dec. 6, 2013—CAB Colvin Undergraduate Scholarship.
Jan. 10, 2014—CAB Colvin Graduate Scholarship.
Feb. 5, 2014—American Angus Association activities and events, junior activities, communication and public relations, and Angus Productions Inc. internships.
May 1, 2014—Angus Foundation scholarships. — WLJ