“We want to help students gain a greater awareness of the scope of the industry and help them develop both personally and professionally,” said David Merrell, a St. Edward, Nebr. farmer and chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board. “It’s about developing the next generation of leaders and advocates for agriculture.”
The Nebraska Corn Board has funded internships for more than 20 years. Currently, seven internships are supported including several with national/ international organizations that receive corn checkoff funds from Nebraska.
All intern positions are paid, and the Nebraska Corn Board provides a strong support system prior to and during the internships.
Interns from Nebraska have proven themselves to be valuable contributors to the organizations for which they work. “We have really enjoyed our Nebraska interns. So often in DC, the quality of summer interns is hit and miss. All of the interns we have had from the Nebraska program have been outstanding people. They are smart. They are interested and they put in the effort to learn and benefit from their DC experience,” said Jon Doggett, executive vice president of the National Corn Growers Association.
- Communications internship with the Nebraska Corn Board in Lincoln, Nebr.
- Communications internship with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association in Lincoln, Nebr.
- Marketing and Communications internship with the National Corn Growers Association in St. Louis, Mo.
- Public Policy internship with the National Corn Growers Association in Washington, DC
- Promotion and international Relations internship with the u.s. Meat export Federation in Denver, Colo.
- International Relations internship with the US Grains Council in Washington, DC
- international Agricultural Relations internship with the US. Grains Council (international location)
The deadline to apply for Nebraska Corn Board internship programs is typically in mid- to late october each year. For information, visit nebraskacorn.gov or call the Nebraska Corn Board office at 402.471.2676.