Congratulations to our 2020 Summer Interns!

Marketing Intern

Dylan Davidson
Texas Tech University
Dylan Davidson

“While working for Picador Creative, an on-campus communication internship, Dylan has always challenged and pushed himself to produce quality material for clients within and outside of the university,” says Erica Irlbeck, Associate Professor of Agricultural Communications, Texas Tech University. “He has superb digital editing skills as well as excellent written and verbal skills. Dylan will be a great asset to the U.S. Wheat Associates.”

Special thanks to the 2020 Marketing Internship Host:

US Wheat Associates

Special thanks to the 2020 Marketing Internship Sponsors:


Editorial Intern

Jessica Wesson
University of Arkansas
Jessica Wesson, University of Arkansas

“Jessica has proven herself academically, in and out of the classroom,” says K. Jill Rucker, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas. “She continues to seek professional development opportunities to strengthen her skills and working portfolio. But most importantly, Jessica is a woman of integrity; she knows her core values and showcases them through her actions.”

Special thanks to the 2020 Editorial Internship Hosts and Sponsors:

The 2020 Editorial Internship will be hosted by three agricultural publishing companies.

  • Successful Farming
  • Farm Progress/Farm Press
  • DTN/The Progressive Farmer

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Samantha Kilgore,

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,

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