Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • 07-Nov-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Missouri State Fair-Marketing
  • Sedalia, MO, USA
  • 1,000.00 one time payment
  • Other


This is a 2-week internship opportunity with the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee in Sedalia. Candidates should have a positive attitude, a motivation to learn and be able to work well independently.

Duties will include working closely with the Fair's Youth in Agriculture committee to facilitate the annual Sale of Champions. Duties may include meeting with each Grand & Reserve Grand Champion winner to interview and get essential information, writing press releases, contacting local media and scheduling interviews of exhibitors, assisting exhibitors with calls to hometown supporters, keeping an accurate accounting of all hometown support pledged and/or paid, assisting with Youth Dance, assisting with coordinating program for the Sale of Champions, developing Sale of Champions program, assisting in writing script for Auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies, working with Youth in Agriculture Committee, and other duties as assigned. Intern will be required to attend an early summer Youth in Agriculture Committee meeting.

Beyond working on planning the Missouri's Largest Agriculture Expo and developing an exceptional portfolio, our compensation package includes $1,000 pay and lodging in MSF Youth Dormitory if needed.

Full-time college student (Freshman through Senior)
Paid: Yes, $1,000 (average 40+ hours week during State Fair)
Academic Status: Preferred 3.0 or higher, and in good academic standing
Majors: All majors are able to apply, however, preference will be given to students pursuing a major in communications, public relations, agriculture, advertising or journalism. Knowledge of livestock and livestock showing experience is a plus.
Candidates should posses Microsoft Office Suite skills including Power Point, Publisher, Word and Excel. 

Qualified applicants will be asked to participate in an interview on the fairgrounds and complete a writing and design exercise, as well as submit a portfolio of work.
Internship will begin August 5, 2019 and end August 18, 2019 (at the conclusion of the State Fair).

Application Process:
If interested, please apply online at http://agriculture.mo.gov/hr/jobopps.php and view current job opportunities. Once on The Missouri Department of Agriculture's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application. You should also submit a current resume, cover letter and transcripts by attaching the documents to the application. Please contact Human Resources with any questions at the telephone number or e-mail address listed below:
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Attention: HR/Pet
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0630

Telephone: (573) 751-8730
TT/TDD: (800) 735-2966
Fax: (573) 522-5692
E-mail: HR@mda.mo.gov


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