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.


  • 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
  • Help utilize social media to enhance visibility and use of
  • Assist in carrying out multiplatform promotion plan and related activities for RFD Radio Network, and FarmWeek.


  • 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.

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