AMSA is an individual membership organization of meat scientists representing major university research and teaching institutions and meat processing companies in the United States and internationally. Our members conduct basic and applied research and education programs in muscle growth and development, meat quality, food safety, processing technology and consumer and marketing issues relevant to the international meat industry.
AMSA is currently seeking two students that meets our qualifications (see below). The deadline for applications is April 29, 2021.
Position: Summer Internship Location: Remote, intern will attend the 2021 Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) in Reno, NV, August 15-18, 2021. Time Period: May –August 2021 with potential for continuation to Fall 2021 Scholarship: $1500/month
Intern General Responsibilities:
Students will be assigned to help many different AMSA staff members with a variety of meetings and events at the RMC. AMSA staff members will direct the student in specific duties at meetings and events.
Students should be prepared for a wide range of responsibilities, including distribution of handouts, copying materials, overseeing committee meetings, setting up the student silent auction, setting up career fair booths and other general duties as required.
Students will assist with meeting the needs of attendees with the help of AMSA staff members. One of AMSA’s goals is to ensure the comfort of attendees at the RMC.
Student will assist staff with development and maintenance of meeting app, virtual web meeting pages, virtual youth events and other tasks as needed.
Students will assist in capturing and producing videos for the AMSA video podcast and youth presentation series.
Work with AMSAs staff on creating/updating online programs, trainings, and collaborations.
This AMSA internship will provide an excellent opportunity to network with people throughout the meat industry.
This internship can expand to a monthly internship in the Fall of 2021 based on candidate and qualifications.
Interns will assist the AMSA staff in promoting AMSA through traditional media outlets, social media, and at the annual RMC. RMC related tasks include assisting in their coordination, attending, and assisting in photography, videography and social media duties once on site. Other tasks include drafting internal news stories, scientific white papers, fact sheets and other projects web related projects as they arise.
Must be an AMSA member
Excellent writing, research and interpersonal communication skills
Must have own computer for assignments
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe applications, internet, social media platforms, and email.
Minimum Junior-level college student at an accredited university at time of application (Senior-level and graduate students are encouraged to apply.)
Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously
Must be available to attend the AMSA 74th RMC in Reno, NV, August 15-18, 2021
Preferably have a background in (or working knowledge of) the meat and/or food industry
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Complete the application questions below and include with your cover letter
Resume including at least two references
Non-technical sample writing example (ex. publication article, newsletter, fact sheets)
College transcripts (must be emailed with application, official or unofficial transcript accepted)
Short “Get to Know You” Video that Addresses the Following (~3 minutes) o Name, University, Classification o Why are you interested in the AMSA Summer internship? o Why you would like to work as the AMSA Summer internship? o What does your AMSA membership mean to you? o Describe your long-term career goals. This AMSA internship will provide an excellent opportunity to network with people throughout the meat industry. If you have any questions please reach out to Deidrea Mabry, email@example.com.
About American Meat Science Association
The American Meat Science Association is the professional scientific society for individuals who create and apply science to efficiently provide safe and high quality meat. Headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, AMSA fosters communication and collaboration among its global membership. Key programs include the Reciprocal Meat Conference, Meat Judging and other student education initiatives, and publications.