IPPA Internship Applications Live Now


IPPA Internship Applications Live Now

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The Illinois Pork Producers Association is recruiting for the 2020 State Ambassador Internship. This individual will serve as a representative of the association and the pork industry during the upcoming year.


The chosen individual will hold the title of "State Ambassador" for a full year and will work from the Springfield office during the summer of 2020. Main duties of the intern include managing the birthing center during the Illinois State Fair, presenting about pork at Summer Ag Institutes across the state and various other tasks. The internship is education and communication focused.


Qualified candidates are between the ages of 18 and 23 (must be age 18 by Jan 1, 2020) and have an interest in the pork industry. Strong communication and leadership skills are desired. Those who have previously attended the Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (previously IPLI) are highly encouraged to apply.


Applications are available on www.ilpork.com now and are due October 31, 2019. Please return the application and all requirements to jenny@ilpork.com or physically mailed to the IPPA office, attention Jenny. For questions please contact Jenny at 217-529-3100.



The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) represents more than 1,700 pork producers throughout Illinois and the Illinois pork industry, which contributes more than $1.8 billion and more than 10,500 jobs to the state’s economy. IPPA is comprised of county pork producer groups in approximately 20 counties throughout Illinois. IPPA is an affiliate of the National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board.