Holstein Association USA is currently seeking applicants for a new communications & youth programs summer internship. The internship will be based out of the Association’s headquarters in scenic Brattleboro, Vermont, and provide valuable hands-on experience, networking opportunities and personal development to help students prepare for future careers in the dairy industry. Intern responsibilities will involve assisting with various communications projects and youth programs, including preparations for the National Holstein Convention. Specific tasks will include writing press releases, developing video presentations, preparing information for distribution to the media, photography, videography, feature story writing, working with the Holstein Foundation’s Dairy Jeopardy and Dairy Bowl programs, and a member relations project. The internship will include opportunities for some travel, including attending the 2012 National Holstein Convention in Springfield, Missouri.

Qualified candidates will be enthusiastic, energetic and team-oriented individuals who have completed at least their sophomore year in college. Preference will be given to students taking a communications and/or dairy science course of study. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Applications must be received by Dec. 1 for consideration. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume with references, college transcript and writing sample (not to exceed three pages) to Holstein Association USA, Attn: Human Resources, 1 Holstein Pl, PO Box 808, Brattleboro, VT, 05302-0808; or email employment@holstein.com. PD


—From Holstein Association USA news release