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Intern-Agricultural Business Development

Agricultural Business Development

2024 Summer Internship Opportunity

Job Title: Ag Business Development Intern

Salary: $15 per hour

Job Location: Jefferson City, MO area

Timeline for internship:  Summer 2024 - December 31, 2024

Why you’ll love this position:

This internship provides an opportunity to engage in marketing, promotion, education and business development efforts for the Missouri Grown program and the Domestic and International Marketing teams within the Ag Business Development Division at the Missouri Department of Agriculture. 

Missouri Grown connects consumers to Missouri's farmers and ranchers. The internship is full-time in the summer, as the Missouri Grown team plans for the Missouri State Fair and the Domestic and International Marketing team organizes and plans for various events and activities. The internship is part-time in the fall to accommodate fall semester courses.

When working for the Domestic and International Marketing Program, the funding is through the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA. The intern will be stationed in Jefferson City, Missouri and will work with the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Domestic and International Marketing Program, but will be classified as an independent contractor with Food Export.

"Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast administer many services through Market Access Program (MAP) funding from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the USDA. Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations or alternate means of communication of program information should contact us. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast prohibit discrimination in all their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. To file a program discrimination complaint, go to Food Export–Midwest and Food Export– Northeast are equal opportunity employers and providers. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast do not tolerate fraud and are vigilant in preventing fraud in any of their programs. Food Export–Midwest and Food Export–Northeast reserve the sole right to accept or deny companies into their programs. For complete participation policies and our code of ethics, visit:"

What You'll Do:               

  • Assist in planning the Missouri Grown Market and AgVenture at the Missouri State Fair 
  • Assist with the Senior and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program 
  • Assist with the Missouri Grown membership programming 
  • Lead recruitment efforts for Food Export activities.
  • Organize international trade leads for Missouri small businesses.
  • Assist in hosting international visitors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Majoring in agriculture, agriculture business, agriculture communications or a similar degree program at an accredited college, university or tech school. Must be able to work in the MDA Main Office in Jefferson City, MO a minimum of 12-15 hours per week during the fall semester; and 40 hours a week from May to August.

For questions, contact:

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer