Montana Beef Industry Internship

Author: Kristy

Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is seeking a student intern for the summer of 2014. The internship will focus on involvement in the beef cattle community of Montana and will include work with MSGA Policy, Communications, and Marketing and Membership staff members.

General Description and Responsibilities

The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is a producer-driven, producer directed organization, which brings together policy and marketing efforts in Montana’s cattle and beef industry. MSGA will have one internship position available for the summer of 2014. MSGA enjoys providing a unique work experience at a premier agricultural organization. Our internship program allows students to gain first-hand experience while applying university skills. MSGA values the opportunity to enhance our relationships with quality agricultural students and universities.

Required Qualifications

  • Junior or Senior undergraduate standing and graduate students considered
  • Must have completed at least some junior level undergraduate course work
  • Must be available for at least 12 consecutive weeks during the summer of 2014
  • Must be majoring in a field related to agriculture
  • Preferably have a background in (or working knowledge of) the cattle or beef industry

Additional Intern Qualifications

Strong working knowledge of Montana cattle industry and Montana ranchers. Must possess excellent oral presentation and interpersonal skills. Works well in a team environment. Customer and membership service is essential. Should have strong computer skills: word processing, internet navigation/research; some presentation and design software (PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop) and social media skills are a plus. Candidate must possess the skills, resourcefulness and desire to handle multiple projects at once, ensuring their success from concept to completion. Must be a solutions oriented self-starting individual.

Internship Application Process

To apply, applicants will be required to submit the following by April 1, 2014

  • Copy of Official College Transcript(s)
  • Completed Student Internship Application (
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter and Resume

A more detailed description of the internship, application forms and required materials are available online at or by calling the MSGA office in Helena at (406) 442-3420. Application packets must be completed by April 1, 2014.

Contact Ryan Goodman, MSGA Manager of Communications for more Information.
420 N California, Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-3420

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