The American Angus Association® and its entities take great pride in investing in the beef industry’s future generations. 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 passionate about Angus cattle.
Deadlines and details for each internship and scholarship are listed below.
The American Angus Association Events and Education Department provides an internship experience focused on planning for youth events hosted by the National Junior Angus Association. The selected intern will 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, detail-oriented and an outgoing individual who has the ability to work well with others. Travel to the 2015 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, and other shows and events is expected.
To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and references to Jaclyn Upperman, events and education director, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506, or email [email protected]. Applications are due Feb. 6, 2015.
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.
To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, references and writing samples to Jena McRell, digital editor, Angus Productions Inc., 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact McRell at 816-383-5100 or [email protected]. Applications are due Feb. 6, 2015.
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 JournalDigital, the Angus Beef Bulletin, the Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA, 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.
To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and writing samples to Shauna Hermel, Angus Journaleditor, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Hermel at 816-383-5270 or [email protected]. Applications are due Feb. 6, 2015.
Certified Angus Beef’s (CAB) Colvin Scholarship Fund will award six scholarships totaling $26,000. This year, $20,000 will be split among five undergraduate scholarships, in the amounts of $6,000, $5,000, $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000. College juniors and seniors who have shown commitment to the beef industry, either through coursework or activities, are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 8 deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement and scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters.
A $6,000 graduate level scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full-time master’s or doctoral student conducting research related to high-quality beef production. Applications for that award are due Jan. 12, 2015.
The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Angus youth meeting the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the Angus Foundation’s 2015 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 2015 NJAS in Tulsa, Okla.
The Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship, also through the Angus Foundation, will provide $1,000 to three students who use Angus genetics in their seedstock or commercial operation. Applicants must be enrolled in a junior college, four-year college/university or other accredited institution for fall 2015. They can be an entering freshman or a continuing student in any undergraduate program. Applicant or the applicant’s parents/guardians must have transferred or been transferred a registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2012).
Full details of eligibility requirements can be found by visiting www.angusfoundation.org. Information can be found in the resource section on the home page, and the application will be available Dec. 1.
- Dec. 8, 2014 – CAB Colvin Undergraduate Scholarship
- Jan. 12, 2015 – CAB Colvin Graduate Scholarship
- Feb. 6, 2015 – American Angus Association Activities and Events, Junior Activities, Communication and Public Relations, and Angus Journal Internships
- May 1, 2015 – Angus Foundation Scholarships
Source: American Angus Association