The Missouri State Fair is encouraging college students with an interest in communications to apply for a paid internship.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Marketing Director Tammie Nichols:

Tammy Roberts

Press Release from the Missour State Fair

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – College students interested in gaining work experience in the fields of marketing, public relations, journalism and agriculture communication have until March 7 to apply for summer internship positions with the Missouri State Fair.

According to Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe, up to three interns will be hired for temporary, full-time employment within the Fair’s marketing office this summer. The positions are paid and offer some limited benefits.

An additional internship is being offered by the Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Committee for management of the Sale of Champions event  a hire date August 6-19.

“The candidates selected for these opportunities will engage in a variety of marketing and communication-related experiences from press release writing to special event planning,” Wolfe said.

Application forms for the positions are available by sending an e-mail to Tammie.Nichols@mda.mo.gov. A completed application, cover letter, resume and list of references are due to the Fair no later than March 7.

Some seasonal employment in other departments may also become available during the summer in preparation for the annual Fair, Wolfe said, with several hundred more jobs being offered for the 11-day event in August. Employment information will be posted online at www.mostatefair.com early this summer.

The Missouri State Fair will be celebrating its 110th year in Sedalia Aug. 9-19.