Angus Offers Internship And Scholarship Opportunities

Investing in the next generation of agriculture leaders is what will keep the industry strong. The American Angus Association® and its entities announce four, paid internships and two scholarship programs for college students.

Available internships offer students experience in the industry and the chance to gain real-world working knowledge — a must-have in today’s competitive market.

Scholarship programs, established by the Angus Foundation and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), reward undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about beef and the Angus brand.

Deadlines and details for each internship and scholarship are listed below.

The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department provides a college sophomore, junior or senior an outstanding opportunity to 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 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other shows and events is expected.

The internship spans from approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant’s availability.

A cover letter, resume and references are due Feb. 5, 2012, to Robin Ruff American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

For more information contact Ruff at 816-383-5100 or [email protected]

The American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department is now 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 completed coursework in news and feature writing, as well as 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.

Applications are due Feb. 5, 2012. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to: Jena Thompson, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

For more information contact Thompson at 816-383-5100 or [email protected]

Angus Productions Inc. offers a college student the opportunity to be part of its editorial team for the summer. This 10-week, writing-intensive internship will offer the selected intern the opportunity to participate in producing various publications, including the Angus Journal, the Angus Beef Bulletin (ABB), the Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA (ABBx), the Angus e-List and editorial websites, as well as assist in 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.

Applications are due Feb. 5, 2012. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Shauna Hermel, Angus Productions Inc., 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

For more information, contact Hermel at 816-383-5270 or [email protected]

Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) offers internships for college juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in agricultural journalism, communications or animal science.

Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2011 for the summer 2011 and/or school-year 2012-2013 positions.

The summer internship covers a 10- to 12-week period from as early as mid-May to mid-August and is often eligible for credit, and enrollment is encouraged. Regardless of whether it is taken for credit, the intern will be accountable for performance, which totals 40 hours a week and must be completed out of the Manhattan, Kan., office.

Specific dates of the school-year internships will be determined to coincide with the academic year. The part-time fall internship is renewable, with a goal of continuing through spring after the semester break; if circumstances change, a separate spring internship may be offered. Interns can work from home or from the CAB Supply Development office at 1107 Hylton Heights Rd., in Manhattan.

Apply online by submitting a brief cover letter, resume and three writing samples.

For more information contact Steve Suther, CAB director of industry information, at 785-889-4162 or [email protected]

The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation’s 2012 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 2012 NJAS in Louisville, Ky.

Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2011. Visit for more information.

CAB’s Colvin Scholarship Fund will award six scholarships in 2012 totaling $20,000. The funds will be split among five undergraduate scholarships — in the amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 — and one $5,000 graduate-level scholarship.

College juniors and seniors who have shown commitment to the beef industry, either through coursework or activities, are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 2, 2011, deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement, scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters.

As a new opportunity this year, an additional graduate-level scholarship will be awarded to a full-time master’s or doctorate student conducting research related to high-quality beef production. Applications for that award are due Jan. 13, 2012.

Summary of Application Deadlines:

Dec. 1, 2011 - Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Internship

Dec. 2, 2011 - CAB Colvin Undergraduate Scholarship

Jan. 13, 2012 - CAB Colvin Graduate Scholarship

Feb. 5, 2012 - American Angus Association Junior Activities, and Communication and Public Relations Internships

May 1, 2012 – Angus Foundation Scholarships (applications available online Dec. 1, 2011)

The American Angus Association serves nearly 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit

For more information contact:

Carrie Gilliam, American Angus Association communications coordinator, at 816-383-5100 or [email protected];

Robin Ruff, American Angus Association director of junior activities, at 816-383-5100 or [email protected];

Shauna Hermel, Angus Journal editor at 816-383-5270 or [email protected]

Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or [email protected]; or

Steve Suther, CAB Director, Industry Information, at 785-889-4162 or [email protected]