Internship Opportunities


Since 1940, the National Turkey Federation has served as the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry with the mission of providing services that enhance its members’ ability to provide consumers with high quality, nutritious products.

NTF is proud to offer internships in the Washington, D.C. office. The next generation of leaders in the agriculture and poultry industries starts with today’s students!

Major Responsibilities

Interns have the opportunity to experience a variety of things during their time with NTF, not limited to attending meetings with other trade organizations on behalf of NTF; planning and executing NTF events in correlation with the Membership department; attending congressional hearings and briefings as they relate to the turkey industry; serving NTF members and maintain member database; researching industry and market data; reaching stakeholders through various social media outlets; and, assisting the Government Relations teams with critical legislative and regulatory projects.

Learning Outcomes

NTF interns take away a familiarity with a wide variety of legislative and regulatory priorities in relation to the turkey industry, a first-hand account of the turkey production process, a strong understanding of safe, humane animal practices and a valuable network of industry professionals.

Core Qualifications

Intern candidates must be a recent college graduate or have completed their junior year of undergraduate studies and are enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship. Pursuit of, or a degree in, agriculture, communications, public health, and/or political science studies is strongly desired.

Strong consideration will be given to those 1) interested in poultry science; 2) exhibiting outstanding organization skills, excellent time management and good judgment; 3) possessing strong verbal and written communication skills; 4) with familiarity with various social media outlets and related marketing strategies; 5) expressing an interest in all aspects of association/trade work; 6) with a positive attitude; 7) earning a minimum GPA of 3.0 (preferred).

To Apply

Please send you resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation to Rebecca Mackey at RMackey@turkeyfed.org.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Summer 2020 Internship Deadline: Friday, March 27th