The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is entering year two of its internship program and the 2018 Intern will be hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), under the mentorship of Daren Williams, NCBA’s senior executive director, issues management and media relations, and past ARC president.
Students interested in a career in agricultural public relations are encouraged to apply for the valuable internship. The winning student will spend the summer in Denver, Colorado working on projects for the beef checkoff issues management and media relations team. The student will participate in daily issues monitoring and assist in responding on behalf of the beef industry, and will attend the 2018 Annual ARC Meeting June 20-21 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The internship is unique in ag communications in that it is a collaboration of the organization (ARC) and the host company. The ARC portion of the funding comes from a grant from Gardner & Gardner Communications to the ARC Foundation. The internship is worth a total of $5,000 — $4,000 stipend and $1,000 to be used to attend the ARC meeting and the intern will spend 80% of his/her time on host organization projects and 20% to support and attend the ARC annual meeting. The internship will be 10-12 weeks long.
Students interested in applying for the ARC Internship should fill out the 2018 ARC Intern Candidate Application and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 28, 2018.