2018 Internship Program

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association will be offering a paid internship open to bachelor’s degree-seeking students. This internship will provide exposure to Minnesota agriculture through office operations, educational and outreach programs, communications, and member engagement.

This is a one-year paid internship starting May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. After being selected, interns will go through training in May and will work 40 hours per week from May – August (some nights and weekends) and approximately 10-15 hours per week from September – April 30.

Location: Shakopee, MN
Timeframe: May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019
Compensation: $12 per hour. Work related mileage and expenses will be reimbursed. Housing will not be provided

Qualifications & Skills

  • Current full-time college student between the ages of 19 and 23.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Working knowledge of Minnesota agriculture preferred.
  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to be flexible and work on a variety of different tasks
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently when needed

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with various duties in the office, including but not limited to:
    • Membership and event mailings
    • Copying and filing
    • Maintaining clean MCGA vehicles and equipment, etc.
  • Assist with set-up/tear-down/work at MCGA events, including:
    • MN Ag EXPO, Farmfest, Community Days, Ag Awareness Day, Ag & Food Day, MN State Fair, Day on the Hill, Legislative Reception, and biofuels promotion events
    • Events through various partnership programs
  • Assist with communication projects, including:
    • Writing blog posts
    • Managing the Minnesota Corn Agvocates social media accounts
    • Building and maintaining advocate, biofuels, and media databases
    • Assisting with Innovation Grants
  • Assist with special projects and events surrounding research, biofuels, and public policy.
  • Make occasional appearances as one of our mascots, Maizey and Ted Tassel, at special events such as:
    • First pitch at the Twins game
    • Twins Mascot softball game
    • First pitch at the Saint game

Application Process

  1. Submit cover letter and resume by November 30, 2017.
  2. Applications will be reviewed and finalists will be selected by MCGA staff.
  3. Once finalists are selected, interviews will be conducted at the MCGA office and interns will be selected by January 31, 2018.