By Laurie Bedord, Future Ag Communicators Chair
Two outstanding students have been chosen to serve as the 2018 AAEA Agricultural Communicators Network summer interns.
Cheyenne Dunn was selected to be the AAEA editorial communications intern with Successful Farming in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a junior at Purdue University and is majoring in agricultural communications.
“Growing up, I would get so excited when our agriculture magazines came in the mail,” says Dunn. “Upon graduation, I would ideally like to work for an agriculture or livestock publication. I feel this internship would be an excellent experience for a future in the magazine industry.”
Alexa Nordwald was named the AAEA marketing communications intern with Padilla in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a senior at the University of Missouri – Columbia where she is majoring in science and agricultural journalism.
“I am extremely excited about the internship with Padilla this year,” says Nordwald. “Their work is inventive, edgy and exactly what I strive to be as a copywriter. I look forward to learning from a company that spans many different industries as well as gaining mentors in strategic communications.”
Each intern earns a $4,500 stipend for approximately 10 weeks and another $1,000 to cover costs associated with attending the Agricultural Media Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona, from August 4 to 8, 2018.
The AAEA marketing internship, which is in its sixth year, is made possible through a grant from the AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation, with support from Sage Communications and Gardner and Gardner Communications. The AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation sponsors the AAEA editorial internship.