IL Corn is seeking applicants for four unique Summer 2017 internship experiences. We feel it is important to support the professional developments of college-aged students that are interested in agriculture. It is the desire of both the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Illinois Corn Growers Association board that any intern participating in this program will leave with valuable experience, along with a genuine desire to serve the industry in their future career work.
Qualified applicants must be Illinois residents, have a driver’s license, and enrolled full time in a college undergraduate or graduate degree program. The internships take place at our office and interested applicants should arrange living accommodations for the duration of the internship. Below you can find descriptions of each available internship.
Ag in the Classroom Internship
The purpose of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) Ag in the Classroom Intern program is to provide an opportunity for a young person to work as a part of the ICMB staff during the summer of 2017 by providing information to Illinois teachers about how to incorporate corn lessons plans into their classrooms.
Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) Communications Intern: The purpose of the Video and Graphics Arts Production program is to provide an opportunity for a young person to work as a part of the ICMB staff during the summer of 2017. The intern will develop skills in working independently while creating supporting program elements given the goals of ICMB, while handling basic communications and social media applications within the office environment. The intern should expect to enhance their educational portfolio of video production and graphic arts with real-world experience at IL Corn.
Issues Management & Social Media Internship
The purpose of the Issues Management & Social Media program internship is to provide an opportunity for a young person to work as a part of the ICMB staff during the summer of 2017. The intern will develop skills in working independently and create supporting program elements given the goals of ICMB, while handling basic communications and social media applications within the office environment. The Issues Management and Social Media intern should expect to leave with a portfolio of examples of monitoring current issues and devising appropriate organizational responses. The work will also include updating the photo and image files. This intern will work with the other summer interns as appropriate.
The purpose of this internship is to assist corn farmers and Illinois agriculture to have a stronger working relationship with state and federal elected officials. The intern will generate fact sheets, make appointments, analyze related economic data, and determine effective communications strategies to push Illinois Corn priority issues forward in state and federal governing bodies.
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