American Paint Horse Association Seeking Applicants for Summer and Fall Publications & Marketing Internships

Position: APHA Publications & Marketing internships 

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Publications 
Available: Summer 2018 (May-August); Fall 2018(September–November). Specific dates may be modified to fit the intern’s needs. 
Introduction: The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, located in the heart of horse country, Fort Worth, Texas. The association offers several paid publications/marketing internships annually to college juniors, seniors or recent graduates who have an interest in promoting Paint Horses and the people who love them, as well as learning the ins and outs of working at a breed association. 
Responsibilities: Our readers are the ultimate fans of Paint Horses, and their interests cover all aspects of Paints’ versatility. APHA’s publications—the Paint Horse Journal and Chrome—are diverse, as are the association’s marketing efforts; interns will have the opportunity to employ their horse knowledge, explore new avenues and generate tons of clips and published pieces ideal for a professional portfolio. 
The publications/marketing intern works in the Content Department, but also collaborates with APHA graphics, sales and performance staff. 
Duties might include:
  • Assisting in the production of APHA publications 
  • Photography Development
  • Generating web stories for and
  • Assisting in social media marketing
  • Planning and execution of marketing programs and promotions
  • On-site event coverage at AjPHA Youth World Championship Show (Summer) or APHA World Championship Show (Fall)
Requirements: Applicants must be college juniors, seniors or recent graduates ready to make a difference at an equine publication. Applicants should be majoring in journalism, agricultural journalism, marketing or a related field, and should possess a strong interest in Paint Horses. Interns should have a desire to learn about breed associations while developing the skills necessary to succeed in the equine publishing/marketing industry. Horse knowledge is required. 
Intern applicants should have strong writing skills, a solid grasp on Associated Press style, grammar and feature writing, and be able to work independently. Candidates should have at least a basic understanding of digital photography and an interest in strengthening photography skills. 
Preference is given to candidates with experience writing for equine publications and those with a passion for the Paint Horse industry. The ideal intern is a self-motivated, creative thinker. Responsibility, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines are paramount. 
Salary: $1,200 per month 
Housing & Transportation: The intern is responsible for transportation, room and board. APHA is located in northeast Fort Worth, and public transportation is not available. The APHA World Championship Show and AjPHA Youth World Championship Show take place about 10 miles from APHA headquarters. APHA staff can assist the intern with finding available housing in the area. 
To Apply: Submit the following materials to APHA: 
  • Resume
  • Cover letter  
  • Current references
  • At least three news or feature writing samples 
  • At least three photography samples 
  • A personal essay at least 500 words—tell us about yourself and why you’re the best candidate for this internship
APHA, Human Resources
PO Box 961023
Fort Worth, Texas 76161-0023
Fax: (817) 222-8488 (please call (817) 834-2742 to confirm receipt of faxed materials only)
Please submit information by March 15 for the summer internship, and by June 15 for the fall internship.
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Posted: March 12, 2018


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