Missouri State Fair offering internships for summer employment

College students interested in gaining work experience in the fields of marketing, public relations, journalism and agricultural communication have until Feb. 28 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. 4-17.

“Interns can expect to be engaged in activities such as extensive press release writing, coordinating and executing special events and other communication-related experiences,” 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 are required and must be submitted to the Fair by Feb. 28. For more information about these positions, visit www.mostatefair.com.

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 on the Fair's website early this summer.

The 112th Missouri State Fair, themed “Harvest the Fun!”, will be held Aug. 7-17 in Sedalia.

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