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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Land O'Lakes - Government Relations Intern

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is a farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with annual sales of approximately $12 billion. Land O’Lakes is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States; and provides farmers and ranchers with an extensive line of agricultural supplies (feed, seed, and crop protection products) and services.

The Government Relations Intern will implement the Land O’Lakes grassroots legislative activities and provide communication support for those efforts. This position provides opportunities to participate in PAC fundraisers, legislative meetings and lobbying on Capitol Hill. This individual will report to the Director of Government Relations and have significant involvement with the Washington representative and the Communications staff. Some specific projects include:

Coordinating Land O’Lakes participation in the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Washington, D.C. Conference in June;

Scheduling Land O’Lakes grassroots activities in Washington D.C. in July;

Developing background materials and talking points for the Land O’Lakes Policies & Resolutions Committee members;

Preparing advocacy letters to elected officials;

Reporting/writing stories for Land O’Lakes publications;

Other political events and learning opportunities as assigned.

Undergraduate working on a four-year degree in Political Science, Communications, Agricultural Marketing, Agribusiness, Pre-Law or related degree. Must have an interest in politics, government, public policy, communications, and/or agriculture.

Interest in food/agriculture industry issues, general knowledge and awareness of government processes, interest and knowledge in current affairs and politics.