Iowa Soybean Association Public Affairs & Producer Services Intern in Ankeny, Iowa
OBJECTIVE: Work with team members of Public Affairs and Producer Services interacting with Iowa’s soybean farmers focusing on policy and regulatory developments. Internship will include projects relating to writing and communications, membership campaigns, program development and management, farmer engagement and administrative tasks.
Writing, proofreading and formatting biweekly communication pieces to farmers focused on policy issues
E-Newsletters, as well as other pieces to be included in ISA’s communication efforts
Communicate with farmers, legislators and key stakeholders
Research and analyze policy and/or regulatory issues of interest to soybean farmers
Assist with ISA Advocate membership recruitment and retention planning
Represent ISA at farmer-centric meetings, field days and trade shows
Assist with meeting planning/scheduling, preparation and follow up
Assist with program planning for Policy Leaders Fellowship (PLF)
Other tasks as assigned
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Interest in policy
Ability to work independently and provide support to team members
Adapting quickly to change
Knowledge of computer software, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management systems, etc.
This position requires frequent travel. Travel will generally be within Iowa using company vehicles and will normally be completed within normal business hours.
This position will be January through August. This position will work with Public Affairs for up to 20 hours per week from January to April. This position will work with Public Affairs and Producer Services for up to 40 hours per week, May through August.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate degree (BA or BS), in progress or completed, with a focus in agriculture, communication or policy