Employment Opportunities

Communications & Events Intern (summer 2021)

Category: Office/Travel                                                                           Location: Baraboo, Wis.

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

Dates: May 24-August 20, 2021


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.

Projects and duties

Event Planning

  • Attend WHA sponsored summer events and other county Holstein events. These include the Wisconsin Summer Championship Show, Junior State Fair Holstein Show, WHA Futurity, Open State Fair Holstein Show and District Shows.

  • Work with WHA staff and committees to plan events such as the 2021 WHA Futurity, District Shows and more. This may include inputting 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 and Communications

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

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

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

  • Coordinate newsletter content and distribution to membership

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



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

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

  • 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

  • Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year University

  • Experience in the Registered Holstein or dairy industry

Submit resume, grade transcript and two letters of reference by November 13, 2020 to Laura Wackershauser, 902 8th Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913 or via email to lauraw@wisholsteins.com

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