Lindsay Mitchell

Dec 03, 2012  |  Today's News

Don’t miss the deadline for Illinois Corn Marketing Board’s social media internships! This is part of our effort to provide meaningful agricultural experience to college students and encourage investment in the industry, as well as utilize students to boost the image of the Illinois farmer. 

Applications for spring 2013 social media and video production internships are due on December 7, with interviews being held in Bloomington, IL between December 10 and 19, 2012.

Social media interns with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board are encouraged to promote agriculture via various social media outlets. Each intern receives an application to focus on (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or blog) and generates a fan base and content for their application to promote the work of corn farmers and the image of agriculture.

Social media interns are compensated for their semester of work, but the experience should also be viewed as an online portfolio of work to be included on a resume or during a job interview. Interns can expect to learn more about their social media application as well as techniques for building readership and interactions with fans/followers.

ICMB will also offer a video production internship in 2012. The intern filling this opportunity will assist ICMB staff in the completion of farmer profile videos like those found here and here.

Please contact Lindsay Mitchell at lmitchell@ilcorn.org for more information.