Hoard's Dairyman Internship Information

Interested in having an internship opportunity with Hoard's Dairyman? Are you an eager, ambitious dairy student interested in writing? If so, we would like you to apply for the Hoard's Dairyman Summer Internship. For the past 25 years, the Hoard's Dairyman internship program has provided agricultural journalism and dairy science majors with an opportunity to write for The National Dairy Farm Magazine. Interested students need not major in journalism, but show a strong interest in writing. Why? The majority of their summer experience will be based around working with the Hoard's Dairyman editors and the editorial content of the magazine.

What would your summer involve? Here are just a few highlights:

The World Dairy Expo Supplement – looking for responsibility? Our intern works with the editorial team to gather articles, plan layout, edit copy, and approve graphic design for a 70-page tabloid magazine; 70 tabloid pages equals 120 pages of a standard-sized, 8-1/2 x 11 magazine.

The Farm Flash Page – an opportunity to do technical writing. The Farm Flash page gives our intern a chance to be a regular contributor in each issue. When writing the page, he or she will get a chance to review Journal of Dairy Science articles, as well as university press releases.

Hoard's Dairyman Online – a chance to work with online communication efforts including blogging on the HD Notebook – our blog.

Articles, travel, and more – a wide array of opportunities. During the Hoard's Dairyman experience, interns will get to spend two to three weeks traveling to dairy farms across the U.S. Their goal will be writing farm stories, gathering Round Table leads, along with visiting with and documenting the story of National Dairy Shrines' Student Recognition Winner.

If you are interested in our internship, apply before October 12, 2016 (now open) for the following summer. Students can mail resumes, grade transcripts, cover letter, and three written letters of recommendation from references to Abby Bauer, Internship Coordinator, 28 Milwaukee Ave. West, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Remember, we're in the publishing business, so meet the application deadline!

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