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Missouri State Fair Internships

You can work at the Fair! The Missouri State Fair hires college interns each year to play important roles in helping Missouri residents and tourist enjoy summer fun! Applications for the Missouri State Fair Marketing Department and Youth in Agriculture internships are available now.

The 2018 MSF Interns

Why Apply

This internship is for college students pursing a major in communications, public relations, agriculture, advertising or journalism, looking for real-life experiences. Ideal candidates are passionate about agriculture and creative communications, detailed-oriented, thrive under pressure and find the opportunity in every challenge!

 Skills needed

  • Microsoft – Word, Excel, Publisher and Powerpoint
  • Positive attitude
  • Motivation to learn
  • Work individually and in group setting
  • Valid driver’s license

to apply

Please visit the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s website.

Questions?

Contact Kari Mergen, Marketing Director: 660.530.5611 or Kari.Mergen@mda.mo.gov.

Deadline

  • All materials must be submitted by December 31, 2018.
  • Qualified applicants will be asked to participate in an interview on the fairgrounds and complete a writing and design exercise, as well as submit a portfolio of work.

See below for more information about each internship’s pay, benefits and what you’ll be doing for the Missouri State Fair during the internship.

 

 

 

 

Apply for Marketing Internship here.

Pay and benefits

Beyond working on planning Missouri’s Largest Agriculture Expo and developing an exceptional portfolio, our compensation package includes:

  • Entry level position that pay minimum wage, currently $8.60/hour.
  • Average of 40 hours a week and 40+ hours a week during the 11-day Fair.
  • The internship will begin June 3, 2019 and end Aug 18, 2019.
  • Free housing can be included, which consists of one bedroom and bathroom.
  • Limited meals may be provided during the 11-day Fair.

What you’ll be doing

Duties may include:

  • Media relations
  • Special event planning
  • Public relations activities including press release and e-newsletter writing
  • Social media
  • Communication with multiple publics including telephone, e-mail and direct mail correspondence
  • Promotion materials design
  • Distribution of promotional materials
  • General office work
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

 

 

Apply for Youth in Agriculture Internship here

Pay and benefits

Beyond working on planning Missouri’s Largest Agriculture Expo and developing an exceptional portfolio, our compensation package includes:

  • This position pays $1,000.00
  • Lodging in MSF Youth Dormitory is available
  • The internship will begin Aug, 2019 and end Aug 18, 2019
  • Having experience in livestock showing is a plus

What you’ll be doing

Duties may include:

  • Meet with each Grand and Reserve Grand Champion winners to interview and get essential information
  • Write press releases
  • Contact local media and schedule interviews with exhibitors
  • Assist exhibitors with calls to hometown supporters
  • Keep an accurate accounting of all hometown support pledged and/or paid
  • Assist with youth dance
  • Assist with coordinating program for the Sale of Champions
  • Develop Sale of Champion program
  • Assist in writing script for auctioneer and master of ceremonies
  • Must be able to attend early summer committee meeting
  • Other duties as assigned