News & Communications Internship

The Illinois Farm Bureau, parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is offering a 2017 summer internship in the News & Communications Division in Bloomington, IL.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist broadcast staff with basic interviewing, news writing and editing.
  • Help identify stories, conduct interviews, produce and post information to benefit Illinois farmers and other rural residents.
  • Travel with and assist broadcast staff and other IFB News & Communications staff in news and information gathering.
  • Assist Farm Information Web Editor with story writing, editing posting along with multimedia content to FarmWeekNow.com.
  • Help utilize social media to enhance visibility and use of FarmWeekNow.com.
  • Assist in carrying out multiplatform promotion plan and related activities for RFD Radio Network, FarmWeekNow.com and FarmWeek.

Requirements:

  • Completion of at least sophomore level coursework in broadcast journalism or agricultural communications.
  • Basic news writing, editing, interviewing skills.
  • Knowledge and proficient in AP Style.
  • Basic knowledge of Internet posting software and use of social media platforms, especially Twitter and HootSuite.
  • Proficient using Adobe Audition editing software or similar audio editing software.
  • Ability to work well with all people at all levels of organization including executive leadership.
  • Experience in using audio mixer board helpful.

Additional Information:

  • This is a paid internship, available to current college students.
  • This internship begins in May 2017, and ends in August 2017.
  • This internship is located in Bloomington, IL.

Meet Some of COUNTRY Financial's Employees

Judy A.

Financial Representative

Judy often feels more like a counselor than a financial advisor because she’s so close to the everyday happenings of her clients, guiding them to make smarter financial decisions.

Andrea R.

Financial Representative

Andrea helps people understand the path for retirement and help create a tangible plan to achieve their goals in retirement so that they feel comfortable and financially secure.


Back to top