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The Delaware Farm Bureau (DEFB) is now accepting applications for its summer internship program. College students who are ready for unique but practical and hands-on experiences are encouraged to apply through March 29.

“I think the internship was super helpful at making connections in the ag and farming industry. It also helped me with my public speaking and teaching abilities by making me a more confident speaker,” Audrey Hastings of Dover said of her internship experience last year. 

As an intern, Hastings worked on redesigning the Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation’s Mobile Ag Lab and revamped lessons taught to young visitors throughout the year. She also helped around the office and collaborated with the other intern to visit farm stands which were then promoted via social media. She is now a junior at Delaware Valley University studying conservation and wildlife management.

In past years, interns have helped advance the organization’s digital presence, promote the DEFB Foundation’s Book Barn campaign, advocate for farmers and ranchers by using modern technology, craft digital designs and content, run the Foundation’s Mobile Ag Lab programming, and much more. 

Jaiden Cain of Harrington, an intern in 2022, said her experiences with the Farm Bureau positively impacted her even beyond her educational career – she recently rejoined the staff as the membership and outreach coordinator. 

“This internship solidified my decision that I want to pursue a career in agricultural marketing/communications,” she previously told DEFB. 

Marketing Coordinator and Assistant Executive Director Mikayla Paul added, “They really have been an integral part of our operation. Our interns bring fresh ideas and a unique and relevant understanding of modern technology that helps drive us forward. Interns really get to experience a lot of different things throughout their summer with the Delaware Farm Bureau. They are very important to the work we do here. We have a lot of fun, but we get a lot done, too. The right candidates will gain a lot of relevant and personalized experience during their internship time.”

Prospective interns should be undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of marketing, business or agriculture. They should have extensive knowledge of digital media strategies and platforms and a proficiency in Microsoft applications. Photography and videography skills are helpful. 

The Delaware Farm Bureau is currently accepting applications for its 2023 summer internship program. Applications are due March 29. They can be found online at https://defb.org/contact-us/careers/.

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