Marketing and Communication Intern

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) offers a Marketing and Communication internship during  the 2020 NCHA Great American Insurance World Championship Futurity presented by North Texas Chevy Dealers held November 19 to December 13, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. This internship provides a unique chance for students interested in the western performance horse industry and event management to gain real-world experience in their field of study.

The Marketing and Communications Internship will provide the recipient the opportunity to experience all aspects of marketing and promoting a major equine event, including event coverage and content creation. Additionally, the recipient will assist with media correspondence on a local and national level.


Applicants should display enthusiasm for visual communications, interest in event marketing and a strong eye for detail. Applicants should have strong time management skills, possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be adaptable. Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, including programs such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of video editing programs like Premiere and Final Cut Pro and photography/videography is a plus. Knowledge of the Western/equine industry is also a plus. In addition to following the application guidelines, applicants must submit a link to a portfolio displaying creative works that demonstrate a strong grasp of design concepts via print and digital projects (video a plus).


  • Assist the design and creation of graphics for print and social media.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to write and edit press releases and develop engaging content for the NCHA website and social media accounts throughout the duration of the event.
  • Assist with developing content and correspondence with media outlets, industry interviews, on-site events, etc.
  • Assist marketing team in creating and proofing awards and sponsor scripts.
  • Understand and adhere to production timelines and brand guidelines.
  • Applicants must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Various additional duties as assigned.

Applications will be accepted from September 2 to October 16, 2020. Complete internship descriptions and application information can be found at Internship questions can be directed to Joshua Valdez, NCHA manager of shows, at or via phone at (817) 244-6188 ext. 150.

About the NCHA:
The National Cutting Horse Association was established in 1946 by a group of 13 cowboys and ranchers who wanted to promote competition, standardize rules and preserve the cutting horses’ western heritage. Since then, the NCHA sanctions nearly 1,600 cutting horse events worldwide, awarding more than $35 million annually. NCHA produced events include the NCHA Triple Crown, World Finals, and the NYCHA Youth World Finals held each year at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and two NCHA National Championships in Jackson, Mississippi, and Denver, Colorado. More information can be found at

NCHA Mission Statement:
“The NCHA promotes and celebrates the cutting horse, whose origin on Western ranches allows us to support ranching and its western heritage. By establishing rules for the conduct of cutting horse shows, NCHA strives to give cutters a level playing field and a progressive class structure, which accommodates everyone from the beginner to the advanced competitor. NCHA draws on the diverse talents and background of its members and encourages their participation in helping it achieve these goals.”  


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