CAST Communication Internship Opportunity

CAST Communications Internship 

Position Description 

About CAST:  

Since 1972, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has provided credible, unbiased, science-based information about food and agriculture to policymakers, the media, the private sector, and the public. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a membership composed of scientific and professional societies, universities, companies, nonprofits, libraries, and individuals. 

Position objective:  

The Communication Intern works with the Communications Manager to deliver credible, science-based news about agricultural science and technology through CAST communications. This position also works on developing new communication strategies and evaluating existing strategies. The position is open for an internship or practicum experience and is designed to meet academic requirements. Preference given to students with an agricultural background and currently attending a CAST Education Program member institution. 


Six to nine months, pending school schedule or requirements. Priority is to fill the position for January-June 2024. 


Monday-Friday, 10-15 hours/week, flexible schedule, occasional evenings and weekends for special events. 


Remote, hybrid, or in-person (Ames, IA). 

Wage range:   

$9.00-$14.00/hour, depending on experience and ability.  

Responsibilities may include: 

Background and experience: 

Application process:   

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 examples of their communication skills (i.e. blog posts, press releases or articles, short papers [1-5 pages], social media posts, video clips, etc.) electronically or by mail to: 

Carlos Back Vianna, Communications Manager 


4420 Lincoln Way | Ames, IA  50010515.292.2125 


The application deadline is November 30, 2023. The position is open until filled. CAST is an equal-opportunity employer committed to a welcoming, diverse, and engaging work environment for all employees.   

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