Becky Finfrock

Dec 06, 2013  |  Today's News

Today is the final day for college students to submit an application for a spring internship with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.  Interested college students can expect to gain meaningful agricultural and communications experience, especially as relates farmers developing relationships with non-farmers.

Applications for spring 2014 social media and video production internships are due on December 6 and can be found here  with interviews being held in Bloomington, IL between December 9 and 13, 2012.  If you are interested in applying and cannot complete an application today, please email for an extension.

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, Pinterest or Instagram) 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 2013.  The intern filling this opportunity will assist ICMB staff in the completion of farmer profile videos like the following:

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