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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Angus is offering a large number of  Internship and Scholarship opportunities; college students interested in agriculture are encouraged to submit applications.

The future of the cattle business is built on student leaders focused on keeping the industry strong. And to be successful, it takes practice. To provide that needed experience, the American Angus Association® and its entities offer five 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 Activities and Events Department is offering, for the first time, an internship that focuses on event planning to a college sophomore, junior or senior who has agricultural interests. The internship will provide a highly organized, detail-oriented college student the opportunity to gain real-world experience planning and implementing educational and social events for the Association membership. Applicants should work well with all types of people and be a self-starter who can work individually, as well as on a team. The qualified candidate should be available to start the position on or before June 1, 2013. Some travel is likely. 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references to Shelia Stannard, director of activities and events, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO  64506, or email sstannard@angus.org. Applications due Feb. 5, 2013.

The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department, meanwhile, is providing 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 2013 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other shows and events is expected. The internship spans from approximately early-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, 2013, to Robin Ruff, director of junior activities, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Ruff at 816-383-5100 or rruff@angus.org.

And the American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department is 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, editing and design. Experience in photography, video and social media is an asset in this fast-paced internship. The internship spans from approximately early-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant's availability.

Applications are due Feb. 5, 2013. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to Jena Thompson, assistant director of public relations, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Thompson at 816-383-5100 or jthompson@angus.org.

Also, Angus Productions Inc. is offering a college student the opportunity to be part of the editorial team of various publications. This 10-week, writing-intensive internship offers the selected intern an opportunity to participate in producing various publications, including the Angus Journal, the Angus Journal digital replica, the Angus Beef Bulletin (ABB), the ABB EXTRA, the Angus e-List, editorial websites, and 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, 2013. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Shauna Hermel, editor, Angus Productions Inc., 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Hermel at (816) 383-5270 or shermel@angusjournal.com.

And Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) offers internships for college juniors and seniors with strong writing background and pursuing degrees in agricultural journalism, communications or animal science. The summer internship covers a 10- to 12-week period from as early as mid-May to mid-August; it is often eligible for credit, and enrollment is encouraged. Regardless of whether it is taken for credit, the intern will be accountable for performance in working 40 hours per week, typically 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 may be offered as renewable, continuing through spring semester; depending on the applicants, a separate spring internship may be offered.

Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2012 for the summer 2013 and/or school-year 2013-2014 positions. Apply online by submitting a brief cover letter, resume and three writing samples. For more information contact Miranda Reiman, CAB assistant director of industry information, at (308) 784-2294 or mreiman@certifiedangusbeef.com.

The Angus Foundation is offering general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation's 2013 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 2013 NJAS in Kansas City, Mo.

Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2012. For more information, contact Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or mjenkins@angusfoundation.org.

And CAB's Colvin Scholarship Fund will award six scholarships in 2013 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. 7, 2012, deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement, scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters. The 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. 11, 2013.

                For more details, interested students should go online or contact Trudi Hoyle, CAB, at 800-225-2333 or thoyle@certifiedangusbeef.com.

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