Missouri Pork Association Accepting Applications for 2024 Internship Program

Columbia, Mo.,—The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for their 2024 Internship Program. Up to two college students will be selected for the summer period and work full time in the Columbia, Missouri office from mid-May through mid-August. An additional part time internship is available from January through mid-May, and another part-time internship from mid-August through December.


The program allows students to obtain training in a real world setting to develop personal, organizational, and public relations skills and experiences. A variety of duties are assigned to each intern—all with differing levels of responsibility. The MPA Internship Program is open to those who have completed at least two years (four semesters) of college courses.


Compensation schedules are in line with other comparable programs. The deadline for applications and three letters of recommendation is November 2, 2023.


The spring intern will be responsible for the management of the live and silent auction at the Missouri Pork Expo, assist with In the Show Ring activities, and begin planning for the Missouri Pork Classic Golf Tournament, among other duties.


The summer intern(s) will attend multiple MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit Jackpot shows and plan the fundraising auction, manage the Missouri Youth Pork Institute, Swine Health Symposium and Missouri Pork Classic Golf Tournament, attend Missouri State Fair events, and other duties as they arise.


The fall intern will assist in the membership drive and educational events, write articles for the annual magazine, plan the Swine Institute, assist with the FFA Pork Speaking Contest, and more.


To learn more about the MPA Internship Program, or to complete an application, visit https://mopork.com/youth/MPA-internship-program/.  You may also contact Diane Slater, director of communications, at (573) 445-8375 or e-mail diane@mopork.com.


The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education, and public policy. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, visit www.mopork.com, or call (573) 445-8375.


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