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Public Relations/Design/Photography: National Pork Producers (Wash. DC)

Working for NPPC

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is the voice of the pork industry on legislative and regulatory matters in Washington, D.C. It represents more than 67,000 pork producers, who in 2006 marketed 57 million hogs with total gross receipts of $14 billion. Our industry generates more than 550,000 jobs in the United States, including input suppliers, producers, processors, handlers and main-street businesses. Overall, an estimated $20.7 billion of personal income and $34.5 billion of gross national product are supported by the hog industry based on 2005 levels of production. U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports in 2004 were valued at more than $2 billion.

NPPC is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry working daily to protect the livelihoods of pork producers by fighting for reasonable legislation and regulation and developing revenue and market opportunities. Our mission is to add significant value to pork producers and industry investors by achieving favorable laws and regulations that help them operate successful businesses and compete effectively and profitably in the global marketplace

Communications Intern

The communications intern reports to the Communications Assistant and the Director of Communications. The intern provides support primarily to these two positions through various tasks and must possess strong writing, analytical and communications skills. Daily, the intern will research, collect, and read media pieces related to the pork industry for the publication titled Pork Daily Intelligence. He or she will also attend meetings and congressional hearings when necessary to take photos and report important information, so a strong interest in public policy is beneficial. Weekly, the intern will write a summary of legislative affair related to the pork industry for the Capital Update publication. The intern will assist in the writing and graphic design of newsletters, brochures and the Web site. The media contact list, membership list and publications lists are the intern’s duty to maintain and update. The intern also assists in creating informational packets for NPPC meetings and conferences.

This internship opportunity is designed to provide the participant with notable experience, writing samples, the ability to complete a relevant project of interest and develop photography, graphic design and Web site skills.

How to Apply

Deadline for summer 2008: March 17, 2008
Internship period: June through August, 2008
Location: Washington, D.C.
Stipend: $500/week and reimbursement of Metrorail Transit expenses

Beyond the experience, the NPPC internship program offers a competitive stipend suitable for the intern to live while in Washington, D.C. NPPC will not compensate interns for relocation, transportation or housing expenses. Students will be provided with a list of nearby housing options for assistance.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of 3 references to Kelsey Fourdyce:

Mail: The National Pork Producers Council
C/O Kelsey Fourdyce
122 C St. N.W. Suite 875
Washington, D.C 20001

Fax: (202) 347-5265
Email: fourdycek@nppc.org

Kelsey Fourdyce
Communications Assistant
National Pork Producers Council