Location:       Sioux Falls, South DakotaTerm:             Minimum of 12 weeks

Wages:           $450/week, no benefits

Eligibility:     Students who are 19 years of age or older. Candidates must have access to a vehicle. Business mileage will be reimbursed.

Preferred Majors:    Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Marketing, Economics, Journalism, Public Relations or Mass Communications

Tasks and Opportunities:

Selected intern will be assigned projects overseen by SDPPC staff. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with individual staff members to complete on-going or new projects
  • Develop and distribute informational material through social media channels
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, producer committee meetings and industry working group meetings
  • Manage logistical details, transportation and set up of displays
  • Assist at the South Dakota State Fair
  • Attendance at World Pork Expo
  • Other duties as assigned

Projects may include: developing and maintaining producer database, state and county fairs, newsletter articles and various promotional activities.

Some overnight travel required. Some driving required.

Essential Skills:

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills (including proper telephone, email and social media etiquette)
  • Ability to prioritize and work resourcefully
  • Organization and attention to details
  • Ability to plan a project and follow through
  • Ability to work on several projects at one time
  • Outgoing personality, ease meeting new people
  • Able to work with people having diverse or differing viewpoints
  • Able to work flexible schedule

Required Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of pork industry and livestock production practices preferred but not required.
  • Computer proficiency

Social media, power point and Microsoft office experience is beneficial

Other Requirements:

  • Applicant must have valid driver’s license and no major moving vehicle violations in the previous three (3) years.
  • Applicant must be physically able to lift 50 pounds
  • Applicant must be able to drive a vehicle while towing a trailer

Application Process:

  • Submit a cover letter, resume, a copy of transcript, two (2) letters of recommendation, and one (1) writing sample.
  • Mail application materials to: South Dakota Pork Producers Council, 4605 W. Homefield Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57106.
  • Email application materials to: gmuller@sdppc.org.

Application Deadline:          February 15, 2019