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Illinois Pork Producer Intership Applications Due Oct. 29
Illinois Ag Connection - 10/18/2021

The Illinois Pork Producers Association State Ambassador Intern serves as a representative of the association and the pork industry. The chosen individual will hold the title of State Ambassador for a full year and will work from the Springfield office during the summer of their term (May-August).

Main duties of the intern include managing the birthing center during the Illinois State Fair, attending Summer Ag Institutes for teachers to present about pork, a project of his/her choosing (to be discussed with staff) and various other events. The internship is education and communication focused.

A $4,500 scholarship will be provided to the intern upon successful completion of the internship. Start date will depend on the student's school schedule, and end date will be after the conclusion of the IL State Fair.


- Must be an Illinois resident between the ages of 18 and 23 (Must be age 18 by Jan 1, 2022. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Note that payment is only provided via scholarship, directly to the institution.)

- Must exhibit strong communication, organization and leadership skills

- Must exhibit a genuine interest in the Illinois pork industry and be able to speak on behalf of it

- Recommended that he/she has attended Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (Previously IPLI. Will get to attend on behalf of their internship)

- Must be a member (or become a member) of the Illinois Pork Producers Association

- Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel to out-of-state training and functions

- May only serve one year

Any questions may be directed to Jenny Ring at or 217-529-3100.

Deadline to apply is Oct. 29.

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