Jan 25, 2018  |  Today's News

NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA (AgPR) Jan. 23, 2018 – The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is pleased to announce the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will host the 2018 Summer ARC Intern.

In this second year of the internship program since its rebirth in 2017, the selected student will spend 10-12 weeks in Denver, Colorado working under the guidance of Daren Williams, long-time ARC member, and past president. As the senior executive director, issues management and media relations, Williams will guide the student in working on projects for the beef checkoff issues management and media relations team. The student will participate in daily issues monitoring and will assist in responding on behalf of the beef industry.

In addition, the student will assist in planning and coordinating the 2018 ARC professional development meeting, and will then attend the meeting to be held June 20-21 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Student applicants must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior, and interested in a career in agricultural public relations and communications. The student selected for the internship will be notified within two weeks after the submission deadline of Feb. 28. The intern will receive $4,000 and a $1,000 expense stipend to attend the annual ARC meeting in Louisville in June.

The internship is unique in agricultural communications in that it is a collaboration of ARC and the host company, this year, NCBA. The ARC portion of the funding comes from a grant from Gardner & Gardner Communications to the ARC Foundation.

For more information, go to Click on the Contest and Awards Section at the top of the homepage. Or, contact Amy Keith McDonald at the ARC office for more information – or 254.396.3535.