The American Youth Horse Council is seeking to fill three internship positions in each of the spring, summer and fall 2023 semesters. Internships provide tasks and engagements of national importance and result in elevated resume building and national networking. We offer a fully remote, flexible schedule and hours with a minimum of three hours per week. The interns will report directly to the AYHC Executive Director and work in collaboration with various AYHC committees. Applicants should have good written and verbal communications skills, a passion for technical and creative writing, excellent attention to detail and a strong work ethic.
Duties for the projects include but are not limited to:
Promotions, Outreach and Development
- Participate in planning meetings with the AYHC Promotions, Outreach and Development Committee
- Write content and assist with design of monthly e-newsletter
- Prepare press releases, social media posts, website content and blog posts for annual symposium, publications, awards, grants and additional topics as requested
- Measure consumer satisfaction with AYHC products or services; develop tools and methods for collecting data such as surveys, opinion polls or questionnaires.
- Collect and analyze data to identify consumer trends
- Monitor and manage AYHC’s social media platforms, adjusting outreach tactics as needed
- Minimum High School diploma or equivalent
- Pursuing a degree in a relevant subject, such as Agriculture Marketing, Agriculture Communications, Equine Science, Animal Science or Agriculture Education with preference given to Agriculture Marketing or Communications students
- Proficient with Microsoft Office software
- Experience in Canva is preferred
- Knowledge and experience with social media platforms, video editing and graphic design is preferred
- Results-oriented with a high level of attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Increase your visibility by using the word alfalfa within your cover letter or email subject line
- Knowledge and experience within the equine industry is preferred
- Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision, but also work effectively within a team
- Coachable and eager to learn and improve based on constructive feedback
Each internship will run for the duration of the semester as follows
- Spring 2023 (January to May) review of applications will begin December 20, 2022
- Summer 2023 (May to August) application deadline February 1, 2023
- Fall 2023 (August to December) application deadline March 22, 2023
To apply, submit resume, cover letter, three references and at least one writing sample to email@example.com Please indicate the semester(s) for which you are applying. Applicants will be considered for all three projects and preferences for a specific project will be discussed during the interview process.
About the American Youth Horse Council
First established in the early 1970’s, the American Youth Horse Council was founded to provide a nucleus of support to the youth horse industry and particularly adult leaders. The American Youth Horse Council is a network of academic, breed, industry and other representatives interested in facilitating the flow of horse-related educational resources. We believe youth who engage with horses grow in leadership and life skills. By empowering adults who teach youth about horses, and connecting them with resources, we are fostering a thriving horse industry. For more information about the association, please visit AYHC.com.