Summer Internship Program


The Farm Bureau Summer Intern Program is available to Juniors and Seniors enrolled in one of the following universities:  The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee Technological University, Middle Tennessee State University and The University of Tennessee at Martin.

I.       Public Policy (Must be an agriculture major)

Tracking Agricultural Issues
Legislative Research
Developing Talking Points on Agricultural Issues

II.      Communications (Must be a communications or journalism major)

Assist with TFBF Communications
Research agricultural news
Write news articles and reports

III.     Special Programs (Must be an agriculture major)

Assist with Agriculture in the Classroom Workshops & Programs
Write lesson plans involving agriculture
Assist with conferences & programs

IV.     Tennessee Livestock Producers (Must be an Agriculture Major)

Assist in marketing of livestock
Assist in sale barn activities for cattle and goats
Utilize technology to efficiently market cattle

V.      Applications should include:

1. The student’s resume
2. Letters of recommendation (Up to 3 with 1 from university advisor)
3. College transcript
4. A cover letter telling what area of interest and why you want to work for Tennessee Farm Bureau through this intern program

VI.     Terms of Internship and Pay:

This is a twelve-week position for the summer established by the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. The intern will be paid $4,000.00 for the 12 weeks of work, plus travel expenses incurred when traveling for TFBF. The candidate selected will be working from the office of Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation in Columbia, Tennessee. Some long hours, evening and weekend work will be required during special events and activities.

VII. Public Policy applications due October 15. Other applications due January 30.
Interviews will be scheduled in Columbia.

Dan Strasser, Director of Special Programs
Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation
P.O. Box 313
Columbia, TN 38401
931/388-7872, ext. 2216
Email: dstrasser@tfbf.com