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Employment Opportunities

2023 Events and Communications Internship

The Wisconsin Holstein Association is searching for an eager dairy enthusiast looking to learn more about the industry and wanting to gain valuable experiences that can be utilized in any industry. Applicants attending a 2 or 4-year college are welcome to apply. It is not required to be majoring in an Agriculture field, but background in the dairy industry is preferred.

Salary or Hourly: Salary w/bonus opportunity

Reports to: Executive Director

Travel: Up to 50% (requires a personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement)

Date: May 24-August 16, 2022 (some weekends required)

Location: Baraboo, WI

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Event Planning
• Attend all WHA sponsored summer events and other county Holstein events. These include the District Shows, Summer Championship Show, Showmanship and Judging Contest, Junior State Fair Holstein Show, WHA Futurity and Open State Fair Holstein Show.
• Work with WHA staff and committees to plan events such as the 2023 WHA Futurity, District Shows, and more. This may include inputing and finalizing show entries, organizing awards, volunteers and other details such as mailings and dignitary needs.
• Organize show booklets, meals, send correspondence before and after an event and archive final placing results.

 

Public Relations

• Ability to communicate to all areas of the Association in a timely manner
• Assist in any communication materials needed for members or external media such as pamphlets, letters, bios and entry forms
• Work with external sponsors as it pertains to awards, signage and coordination of events

• Build valuable partnerships with industry partners

Web, Print and More

• Write press releases announcing upcoming events and summarizing placings and/or winnings.

• Compile and publish updated marketing materials on WHA website such as press releases, entry forms, event details and imagery.

• Take photos of event winners when needed to post online and share with Director of Communications.

• Interview Wisconsin Holstein breeders and write profile articles as assigned by Director of Communications; this may require taking photos for the article.

• Opportunity to learn database management and design e-newsletter and other creative marketing pieces.

Preferred Knowledge:

• Excellent communication, writing, organization and time-management practices

• Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time with strong prioritization skills

• Strong knowledge of PC operating systems (Mac experience a plus)

• High level of attention to detail and ability to focus

• Strong work ethic with a positive attitude

• Knowledge of current trends in the dairy industry

Education and Experience:

• Must have received a high school diploma

• Currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college

• Experience in the Registered Holstein or dairy industry

Please forward your resume, cover letter and grade transcript with two letters of reference by Friday, December 2, 2022 to:

WI Holstein Association, Summer Internship,

902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913;

or lauraw@wisholsteins.com.

Interviews will be held at the WHA office in Baraboo, WI.
Please call 1.800.223.4269 with questions.

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