The AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation provides annual internships to qualified students. 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.


Click here to download the 2019 internship application.

The application deadline is February 4, 2019. 

Meet the 2018 Interns

Editorial Communications:

Cheyenne Dunn was selected as 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.”

Marketing Communications:

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.”

2017 Intern Reflections

Emily Berger, Texas A&M

Emily Berger, Texas A&M University

"This year, I found something I could truly see myself doing for the rest of my life... now I can approach my studies knowing I’m working toward a career I’m going to love."

Read about Emily's experience.

Michaela Simcoe, South Dakota State

Michaela Simcoe, South Dakota State University

"The combination of working at a full-service agency with so many clients involved in agriculture and attending the Ag Media Summit confirmed how much I love the industry, and makes me excited for my future within it."

Read about Michaela's experience.