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NRHA Marketing Internships Available

spinThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Marketing Department offers two internships each year. The first internship is held during the NRHA Derby Show in June and the second is held during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show beginning in late November. Applications are now being accepted for these opportunities.

The first internship of 2014 is during the NRHA Derby. Applications are due by May 1 and the estimated work dates are June 16-30. The NRHA Futurity is the second opportunity. Applications are due by September 1 with approximate internship dates running approximately Nov. 24-Dec. 8.

These internships are based at the NRHA Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla., and include participation at either the NRHA Derby or NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show. Junior- and senior-level college students working on agricultural communications or journalism degrees are preferred.

To be selected, the candidate must:

– Have his/her own transportation

– Have access to his/her own laptop (Mac preferred) to use during the show, along with a basic knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie or similar programs

– Be willing to assist with all functions of the marketing department, including early mornings and lengthy days during major events

– Demonstrate an interest in the livestock or horse industry and have the ability to work collaboratively

– Be creative, energetic, patient and reliable

Interns will be given the opportunity and challenge to write news releases, interact with media professionals, assist with website content, produce special events, and fulfill NRHA Corporate Partner and event sponsor obligations. Interns also will assist with management of the media office, write scripts for the show, as well as be asked to take and edit photos. Interns will work with the official photographer/videographer to compile results photos/videos for distribution, and assist with show updates on Facebook and Instagram. They also will be asked to assist with other show functions as needed.

A stipend will be paid based on the length of the internship, with a daily rate of $45, plus lodging and reimbursement for travel to and from the show. This program can also assist with college credit.

Resumes, references, cover letters and writing samples for the internship should be submitted to Christa Morris, NRHA senior director of marketing, at cmorris@nrha.com or 3000 N.W. 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.