The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is entering year two of its internship program.   The 2018 host company will be selected by January 1, 2018.  Students interested in a career in agricultural public relations are encouraged to apply.

The internship is unique in ag communications in that it is a collaboration of the organization (ARC) and the host company. The ARC portion of the funding comes from a grant from Gardner & Gardner Communications to the ARC Foundation. ARC will coordinate the internship program and selection.

“The ARC Foundation is excited to re-energize and re-introduce our internship program,” says executive director Den Gardner. “The board is committed to creating a first class internship program.”

  • 2018 Intern host will be determined by January 1, 2018.
  • Internship will be worth a total of $5,000 — $4,000 stipend and $1,000 to be used to attend the annual professional development meeting of ARC – to be held June 19 through 21 in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • The intern will spend 80% of his/her time on host organization projects and 20% to support and attend the ARC annual meeting.
  • The internship will be 10-12 weeks long.
  • Student intern applications will open Feb. 1, 2018, and close March 31. The intern will be selected in April.
  • Intern will be chosen by a representative of the hosting organization, along with a representative of Gardner & Gardner Communications and one board representative.

Students interested in applying for the ARC Internship should fill out the application and submit it to by March 31, 2018.

Previous interns and host organizations: 

2017 – Hannah Oates, University of Kentucky interned at Alltech in Nicholasville, Kentucky