Nebraska Corn Board and U.S. Meat Export Federation Internship
Denver, Colorado (Summer 2021)
Promotion and International Relations Internship in Denver, Colorado
Sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)
The Nebraska Corn Board manages the corn checkoff investment by striving to connect corn producers to their customers, new products and markets, important research and policymakers on Capitol Hill.
The mission of USMEF is “to increase the value and profitability of the U.S. beef, pork and lamb industries by enhancing demand for their products in export markets through a dynamic partnership of all stakeholders.” Simply put, USMEF is “putting U.S. meat on the world’s table.”
Mid-May through Mid-August, 2021, for at least 10 consecutive weeks on location
Duties & Responsibilities
Intern would be mentored and assigned responsibilities on a day-to-day basis by the USMEF staff. Students will obtain a working knowledge of the following:
· Administrative duties
· Read and analyze market trends and current events from global offices
· Assist with coordinating international teams visiting the U.S.
· Represent USMEF at various industry meetings/events and report back to MEF staff
· Research consumer trends in foreign markets for various staff presentations and visits
· Opportunity to meet with USMEF members and executive committee
· Knowledge gained about Foreign Trade Policy, Export Market Parameters
· Participate in discussion regarding U.S. production agriculture practices and how they affect our export markets
Any student enrolled in a four-year university with the following qualifications:
· Agricultural background beneficial but not required
· Background in livestock/meat science beneficial
· Interest in the political process, trade and agricultural economics
· Proven communication abilities in written and verbal forms of communications
· Excellent computer skills
· Sophomore standing or above
· Preference will be given to students attending a college or university in Nebraska
Agricultural Statistics, Ag Policy, Animal Science/Meat Science, Agricultural Economics, International Agriculture/Marketing, Political Science or Marketing, and Communications
The Nebraska Corn Board will provide a stipend which will be paid to the student through USMEF, as well as one flight to and from Denver, or mileage will be reimbursed for one trip to and from Denver for moving. Housing suggestions will be provided.
Opportunity for Independent Study
Will work with the University to receive credit hours.
Resume, three references, and cover letter of application should be sent to:
Nebraska Corn Board
301 Centennial Mall South, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 95107
Lincoln, NE 68509
Resume, three references, and cover letter may also be accepted by e-mail, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resume, references, and cover letters are due in the Nebraska Corn Board office by 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2020.