AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for two paid internships for the summer of 2020.

2020 AAEA Internship Application
Applications are due February 3, 2020.

The AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation, PIF, provides annual internships to qualified students. Through PIF grants and support from industry leaders, agricultural communications students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a summer editorial or marketing internship.

Each intern will earn a $4,500 stipened for the 8- to 10-week assignment, $1,000 toward travel costs, as well as paid registration to attend the Agricultural Media Summit, July 25-29, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Read more about the 2020 summer internship program, here.

Have questions? Contact Laurie Bedord, Future Ag Communicators Committee Chair,  laurie.bedord@meredith.com.

2020 Editorial Internship

By working as an editorial communications intern for Feed & Grain magazine, the intern will write for print and digital media, posting news items to the website and assist in developing their daily e-newsletter.

The intern needs to have excellent writing, editing and communication skills and the ability to work effectively both individually and as a part of a team.

This position is located in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.

2020 Marketing Internship

While working for the U.S. Wheat Associates as the 2020 Marketing Interns, the intern will have the opportunity to grow their skills in social media writing, website design, newsletter and blog writing and  photography. They will also learn about trade policy issues and the U.S. agricultural export system and represent the wheat commission at events and meetings.

The successful intern needs to possess strong writing, editing and photography skills, as well as good design sense and a positive attitude. They should also have an interest in how export market development affects local commodity value.

This position is located in Arlington, Virginia.

Special thanks to the 2020 Editorial Internship Sponsors:

The 2020 Editorial Internship is made possible by the generosity of  Feed & Grain magazine, published by IDEAg Group, LLC, and its parent company American Farm Bureau Federation.

Special thanks to the 2020 Marketing Internship Sponsors:


For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Samantha Kilgore, skilgore@asginfo.net.

2019 Intern Reflections

Loren Lindler, 2019 AAEA intern with DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Loren Lindler, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

"I had the opportunity to work with a diverse team and learn from some of the best ag journalists in the game. DTN/Progressive Farmer has so much to offer, from weather to ag policy, I feel that I truly earned a taste of all aspects of ag journalism."

Read about Loren's experience.

"I knew that this internship would push me out of my comfort zone and it did just that, as well as helping me to grow my communication skills. I mainly worked with the account service team but was lucky to get to work with the creative team as well, especially on the agency’s social media.

This experience allowed me to watch many amazing people work through many different challenges. This gave me insight into what questions to ask my future employer to make sure the company is the right fit for me."

Read about Katherine's experience.

Wist Intern

Katherine Wist, Kansas State University