ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD SEEKS INTERNS

Lindsay Mitchell

Apr, 03, 2015  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is currently accepting applications for fall 2015 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 college students to boost the image of the Illinois farmer.

 

Applications for fall 2015 social media internships are due on May 1 and can be found at http://www.ilcorn.org/education/higher-education with interviews being held in Bloomington, IL between June 8 and 12, 2015. 

 

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 2015.  The intern filling this opportunity will assist ICMB staff in the completion of farmer profile videos like this one.

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