State Ambassador Internship

The Illinois Pork Producers Association State Ambassador/Intern serves as a representative of the association and the pork industry. The chosen individual will hold the title of "State Ambassador" for a full year (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018) and will work from the Springfield office during the summer of his/her term. Main duties of the intern include managing the birthing center during the Illinois State Fair, attending Summer Ag Institutes, a project of his/her choosing (to be discussed with staff), and various other tasks. A $4,500 scholarship will be provided to the intern upon successful completion of the internship.


Deadline for applications has passed for the 2018 internship. Check back in the fall of 2018 for the next year's application. 


Important dates that will require participation:

  • IL Pork Expo, February 6-7, 2018
  • World Pork Expo, June 6-8, 2018
  • IL Pork Leadership Institute (IPLI), June 25-29 (tentative)
  • IL State Fair, August 9-19, 2018

Any questions may be directed to Jenny Jackson at or 217-529-3100.