The AHA youth department is seeking college juniors or seniors to assist with the planning and execution of junior shows and leadership events.
Responsibilities: Assist the director of youth activities of the American Hereford Association with various summer activities including planning for the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) and Faces of Leadership conference. The JNHE is one of the largest junior breed events in the world, showcasing more than 1,300 head of Hereford cattle and 800 junior members.
In addition to the cattle shows, the JNHE offers more than 23 skill-based contests throughout the week and the intern plays a key role in assisting with the contests and making sure that they run efficiently and effectively. The intern works closely with the 12-member junior board as well as the JNHE Ambassador team throughout the summer. There will be significant travel involved as well as work on weekends and at other times as assigned.
Guidelines: The youth activities internship requires excellent written and oral communication skills, as one will be expected to write letters, e-mail correspondence and news releases, update social media outlets and Web site and communicate on a daily basis with junior exhibitors, parents and state association leadership.
Experience and familiarity with conducting shows. Applicant must feel comfortable at shows and have basic knowledge of how a show operates. Ability to travel nationwide by car or plane to cover state and regional shows as needed. At certain times, the intern will be expected to travel alone to represent the American Hereford Association at the event.Photography and writing experience preferred. Ability to react independently. Applicant must be able to help the youth director in various capacities with little formal training.
Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major and should be self-starters, detail-oriented, outgoing and able to work well with all types of people. Attendance at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) and the Faces of Leadership Conference are required.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references by Feb. 1 to Amy Cowan, AHA director of youth activities, email@example.com or 11500 N. Ambassador Dr., Ste. 410, Kansas City, MO 64153.