Fall Communications Internship

Title of Position: Communications Intern


Supervisor’s Title: Manager of Marketing and Digital Communications


Summary: The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, protecting the livelihoods of 60,000 pork producers across America. NPPC works with legislators and regulators to advocate for reasonable public policies that support the social, environmental and economic sustainability of U.S. pork producers and their partners that expand access to global operations.


This NPPC internship program offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the intersection of public policy, advocacy and communication strategies. The intern will work with NPPC’s marketing and communications team to maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders, including members, government officials, producers and industry partners. The selected candidate will gain practical experience in media relations, digital content creation, website management and advocacy events support.




  • Aggregate and distribute media coverage related to the U.S. pork industry
  • Draft newsletters, brochures and other content for NPPC communications
  • Maintain and update databases for the media and other key stakeholder groups
  • Write summary articles relating to NPPC’s advocacy efforts
  • Provide logistical support for NPPC events
  • Other duties as assigned


Flexible Start and End Dates:


  • Fall 2024 – part-time internship from August to December


Location: The fall communications internship is primarily based at NPPC’s headquarters in Urbandale, Iowa, with the possibility of a hybrid arrangement for the right candidate. Travel opportunities may be required throughout the internship.


To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume and two writing samples by Tuesday, June 25 at 5:00 pm CT.


Interview Timeline: After applications are vetted, Denise Veldhuizen, Assistant Vice President of Operations and Human Resources, and Mikayla Dolch, Manager of Marketing and Digital Communications, will be in contact to schedule interviews.

Fall Communications Internship

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