AAEA PIF and Vive Crop Protection Select Intern for 2022 Summer Program!

AAEA’s Professional Improvement Foundation (PIF) is excited to announce that Bailey Sieren, a student at Iowa State University, has been selected for the 2022 summer internship program.

This year’s internship is a remote marketing position hosted by Vive Crop Protection. Sieren will gain experience in day-to-day marketing and communication, including social media, customer relations, marketing strategy, and much more.

“I look forward to this internship as it’s a way for me to gain experiences in the workforce while providing Vive Crop Protection a fresh, innovative perspective,” Sieren says. “Broadening my understanding of agriculture with a better understanding of the industry will help me advance my planned career. My studies at Iowa State University are in line with this internship and my plans for the future.”

Bailey Sieren, a student from Iowa State University,
will join the Vive Crop Protection Marketing and Communications Team
this summer.
Sieren was selected as the 2022 AAEA PIF Summer Intern.
(Courtesy: Bailey Sieren)

“We couldn’t be more excited for Bailey to join the Vive team this summer! We look forward to Bailey’s engagement in various facets of our communications efforts, from social media to sales support to on-farm customer testimonials. It is an honor for Vive to partner with ACN to offer this opportunity as we develop the next generation of ag marketer,” says Emily Roden, Marketing and Communications Associate at Vive Crop Protection.

The marketing internship is made possible through a grant from AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network Professional Improvement Foundation, and through the generosity of Gardner & Gardner Communications.

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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 16-20, 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Read more about the summer internship program, here.

Have questions? Contact Megan Schilling, 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