The Farm Credit Council seeks a summer intern to work with its government affairs and communications staff in Washington, D.C.
We are looking for a dynamic, motivated person with a strong interest in agriculture/finance issues, government, public policy, politics and/or communications. Successful applicants will have a positive attitude and be willing to take initiative.
We offer a comprehensive internship program with experience in the agriculture industry, and a hands-on approach to learning about agriculture and finance policy. This is a paid internship, expected to last from May to August (10 to 12 weeks).
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
- Currently enrolled undergraduate student working toward a four-year degree in Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness, Communications, Marketing, Finance, Political Science, Pre-Law or related field
- Completion of at least one year of undergraduate coursework and an interest in agriculture policy preferred
- Legally allowed to work in the U.S.
Position: Government Relations & Communications Intern
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours: 40 hours per week
- Monitoring, researching and analyzing legislative and regulatory issues as applicable
- Attending agriculture committee hearings and briefings, developing a concise summary of the information presented and assisting in the preparation of papers and comments
- Writing content for a variety of materials including presentations, press releases and digital media platforms
- Researching, summarizing and editing newspaper and journal articles for use in reports, social media posts, news releases, etc.
- Planning and leading a “lunch & learn” seminar about Farm Credit
- Other events and opportunities as assigned
Who are we?
Farm Credit is a nationwide network of 73 customer-owned financial institutions that provides loans and related financial services to U.S. farmers and ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives, rural homebuyers, agribusinesses and rural infrastructure providers.
As customer-owned cooperatives, Farm Credit institutions are governed by the customers they serve and have a specific mission to support rural communities and agriculture in good times and bad. Farm Credit loans help U.S. agricultural producers feed the world, rural businesses grow and the rural economy thrive. Our infrastructure lending helps bring clean water to rural families, modern telecommunications to help rural businesses compete and reliable energy to rural communities.
Farm Credit’s independent institutions unite behind the same mission: to support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.
The Farm Credit Council is the national trade association representing the institutions of the Farm Credit System before Congress, the Executive Branch and others.
How do I apply?
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, writing sample and a resume by email to email@example.com.