SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Pork Producers Association is recruiting for the 2020 State Ambassador Internship. This individual will serve as a representative of the association and the pork industry during the upcoming year.

The chosen individual will hold the title of “state ambassador” for a full year and will work from the Springfield office during the summer of 2020.

Main duties of the intern include managing the birthing center during the Illinois State Fair, presenting about pork at Summer Ag Institutes across the state and various other tasks. The internship is education and communication focused.

Qualified candidates are between the ages of 18 and 23 — must be age 18 by Jan 1, 2020 — and have an interest in the pork industry.

Strong communication and leadership skills are desired. Those who have previously attended the Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute — previously IPLI — are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications now are available on www.ilpork.com and are due Oct. 31.

Return the application and all requirements to jenny@ilpork.com, or mail them to Illinois Pork Producers Association Office, Attention: Jenny Jackson, 6411 S. 6th Street Road, Springfield, IL 62712.

For questions, contact Jackson at 217-529-3100.

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