College Internships

The Ohio Cattlemen's Association offers many internships for college students throughout the year. A scholarship will be awarded to each intern and the intern can earn credit while completing the internship. For more information regarding specific internships, call the OCA office at 614.873.6736. 

To apply for an internship:

Forward a cover letter and résumé to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Attn: Internship, 10600 U.S. Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040.

Summer - Ohio Beef Council Public Relations Intern

The full-time public relations internship will provide the successful candidate with excellent experience in communications and promotions through the coordination of numerous events and activities. The successful candidate will help with the planning, coordination and execution of all displays during the Ohio State Fair; assist with the Young Cattlemen's Conference and assist with other events and promotions. The internship will begin in mid-May and last until mid-August with flexibility based on course schedule. Application deadline is February 15.

Summer - Ohio Cattlemen's Association Internship

The full-time internship will provide the successful candidate with excellent experience in communications and promotions through the coordination of numerous events and activities. The successful candidate will help with the planning, coordination and execution of all Ohio Cattlemen's Association displays and food booths during the Ohio State Fair; assist with the Young Cattlemen's Conference and assist with other events and promotions throughout the summer. The internship will begin in mid-May and last until mid-August with flexibility based on course schedule. Application deadline is February 15.

Fall Semester - Internship

The Fall Intern's responsibilities will focus on coordinating events and activities with both the Ohio Beef Council and Ohio Cattlemen's Association. Additionally, this position will help coordinate the kickoff for the OCA BEST program and membership drives while working with industry leaders to plan educational events for cattlemen throughout the state. Application deadline is July 1.

Spring Semester - Industry Relations Intern

The primary responsibility of this intern will include assisting with the preparation and implementation of the Ohio Beef Expo's Trade Show. This intern will also assist with communications of the Ohio Beef Expo including advertising and event photography. This position will assist with preparation of the Ohio Cattleman magazine and the OCA Annual Meeting & Banquet including developing award winners' press releases. Application deadline is October 1.

Spring Semester - Member Services Intern

The Member Services Intern's responsibilities will focus on coordinating OCA's membership campaign and working with the County Cattlemen's organizations during their county recruitment contest. This intern will assist with membership updates and newsletters. Additionally, this position will help coordinate the Genetic Pathway and Membership Booth areas at the Ohio Beef Expo. This internship will provide the opportunity to to work with industry leaders to coordinate educational components at the Ohio Beef Expo. Application deadline is October 1.

Spring Semester - Public Relations Intern

This position will focus on assisting with the public relation needs of the Ohio Beef Expo. This intern will work to update content to www.ohiobeefexpo.com prior to the event as well as work onsite updating content during the event. This intern will also be responsible for all press releases about the Ohio Beef Expo both prior to and after the event. Application deadline is October 1.

Spring Semester - Youth Activities Intern

This position will focus on assisting with coordinating the Ohio Beef Expo Junior Show including fundraising and show management. In addition the successful candidate will assist with the Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) Program by attending shows and will help coordinate the program. This position will also help coordinate and execute the BEST Youth Weekend. Application deadline is October 1.

Spring Semester - Beef Improvement Intern

The Beef Improvement Intern's responsibilities will include assisting with Ohio Beef Expo's breed shows and sales. This position will provide support for the OCA Seedstock Improvement Sale through catalog preparation and advertising. The successful candidate will also work with the OSU Extension Beef Team to execute advanced winter educational programs. Application deadline is October 1.

The Spring Semester Internships are all 20 hours per week and run January through the Ohio Beef Expo into the latter part of April depending on the position need. Each successful spring semester intern will receive a $1,000 scholarship.