College students interested in gaining work experience in the fields of marketing, public relations, journalism and agricultural communication have until March 1 to apply for summer internship positions with the Missouri State Fair.
Up to three interns will be hired for temporary, full-time employment within the Fair’s marketing office this summer. According to Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe, the positions are paid and offer some limited benefits. An additional internship is being offered by the Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Committee for management of the annual Sale of Champions event. The person hired for this position will work Aug. 5-18.
“The candidates selected for these opportunities will engage in a variety of marketing and communication-related experiences from press release writing to special event planning,” Wolfe said.
Application forms for the positions are available by sending an e-mail to Tammie.Nichols@mda.mo.gov. A completed application, cover letter, resume and list of references must be submitted to the Fair by March 1.
Some seasonal employment in other departments may also become available during the summer in preparation for the annual Fair, Wolfe said, with several hundred more jobs being offered for the 11-day event in August. Employment information will be posted online at www.mostatefair.com early this summer.
The 111th Missouri State Fair will be held in Sedalia Aug. 8-18.