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Agriculture Marketing and Communications

This position will be based in Alexandria, VA at ASTA’s headquarters; however, remote work may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates must be available to attend an ASTA meeting, dependent upon the internship term: Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference (January/February); Leadership Summit (June); Field Crop Seed Convention (December).


Key duties/job functions include:

  • Video creation
    • Support development of short video interviews with various seed industry experts 
  • Social Media Support  
    • Plan and develop content for ASTA’s social media channels 
    • Identify and engage with key online influencers 
  • Writing Support 
    • Draft articles, blog posts and other online content for use across ASTA’s channels and newsletters 
  • Student Engagement 
    • Assist in gathering new company and student spotlights for the student newsletter
    • Update university contact lists
  • ASTA Conference Support 
    • Assist with pre-conference logistics and marketing efforts
    • Attend the conference and provide on-site support as assigned 
    • Participate in relevant student programming, including leadership development and advocacy sessions

Key desired skills include: 

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience in social media planning and content development 
  • Basic video editing skills
  • Basic understanding of web content management 
  • Interest in agriculture and science; completion of some scientific coursework preferred
  • Organized, detail oriented and highly self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment