Multimedia Communications Intern–Montana Stockgrowers Association

Posted on March 8th, 2010

Multimedia Communications Internship (http://aghost.net/images/e0242501/MediaIntern.pdf)
Montana Stockgrowers Association
Helena, Mont.

Time Period: Full‐time, May 24‐ August 13, 2010 (Approximate)
Compensation: $5,000 (MSGA will pay for any travel expenses related to the duties of the position. Intern is responsible for his or her own housing and other expenses during the internship.)

Reports To: MSGA Executive Vice President

Applicant must meet the following required qualifications:
• Junior, senior or graduate student in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field.
• Available for the entire 12‐week duration of the position.
• Experienced in video production/editing and conducting interviews.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain positive rapport with interview subjects.
• Able to create multimedia stories including video, photographs and well‐written articles.
• Website and social media experience is not required but is a plus.

Internship Responsibilities:
Assist MSGA in creating multimedia projects featuring ranchers discussing important issues they face on their ranches. The primary duty will be to assist MSGA in creating multimedia projects that will be posted online to help educate the media, general public and legislators about the issues facing Montana’s family ranchers today. The intern will travel to ranches to interview ranchers on camera and will be required to prep interviewees, conduct the interview, shoot video, edit video and produce a one‐minute clip to be uploaded on YouTube and shared on other social media sites. Multimedia efforts will be expected to include photographs and well‐written articles that may be published in our monthly newsletter or on our blog.
Other duties will include working with the MSGA communications staff to enhance the organization’s social media outreach, including creating unique content for MSGA’s blog and Facebook page; issues research and message crafting; photography; reporting and writing; creation and organization of video b‐roll; and providing assistance at MSGA’s summer Media Day.

This internship is a great opportunity to practice the skills that are becoming more and more important in the fields of journalism, public relations and communications. It is also an opportunity to learn about family ranchers and the livestock industry in Montana. You will meet some fascinating people, research challenging and complex issues, and have the opportunity to create memorable and lasting multimedia projects.

Please complete the following application form and submit it no later than April 16, 2010.
STUDENT APPLICATION FORM (http://aghost.net/images/e0242501/MediaIntern.pdf)
Name: _________________________________________Date: _________________________
University or College Name and Address: ____________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Email Address: __________________________________Phone: ________________________
Major/Minor: __________________________________________________________________
Expected Graduation Date: ____________________________GPA:_______________________
Dates Available: From ___________________ to ___________________

Essay:
Provide a 500‐word essay describing your interest in this position and what kind of experiences you would like to gain during your internship. (Attach a separate sheet.)
Please also include:

Please also include:
• Resume
• Two letters of recommendation
• A copy of your official college transcript(s)
• A sample of video, photography, writing, website or social media work

Mail or email completed application form and all accompanying materials to MSGA’s Intern Coordinator no later than April 16, 2010

Intern Coordinator:
Pam Chriske
Manager, HR & Office Administration
Montana Stockgrowers Association
420 North California, Lower Level
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442‐3420
(406) 449‐5105 Fax
pam@mtbeef.org

Please direct all questions and applications to Pam Chriske.