(Posted Mon. May 19th, 2014)
With the generous support of the Nebraska Corn Board, a college student from the Cornhusker State and a graduate student originally from Nebraska are joining the National Corn Growers Association as interns this summer to learn more about the industry.
NCGA’s headquarters office in suburban St. Louis is hosting Joseph Conrad as its third summer intern supported by a partnership between NCB and NCGA. Conrad will be a senior at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he studies political science and economics. Conrad is assisting NCGA with communication and agricultural economics programs, as well as participating in committee meetings. He brings writing experience gained as an opinion contributor at The Gateway, his university’s newspaper. Previously, Conrad has interned as campaign staff for Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri).
The NCGA Washington office is hosting Morgan Nelson, a native of Norfolk, Nebraska, as its summer intern. Nelson is a graduate student at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. During her internship, she will be involved with a variety of issues related to environmental regulations, transportation, free trade agreements, biotechnology, ethanol and energy. Nelson previously interned with the Washington office of United States Congressman Adrian Smith, who represents the 3rd District of Nebraska.
“Nebraska has generously provided interns for our Washington office for some time, and we’re happy to welcome a third intern sent to our home office through this program,” said NCGA Vice President of Marketing Fred Stemme. “NCGA has always appreciated the intelligence, professionalism and dedication of these young men and women. While these students gain valuable experience in the field, we benefit greatly from their time and perspective.”
Conrad and Nelson, who began their internships this morning, are two of five interns the Nebraska Corn Board is providing this year to its cooperating associations. Click here for more information.