NCBA Convention Internship

A One-of-a-Kind Opportunity
NCBA has an opportunity for students
to assist with the Cattle Industry
Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show.
This industry event boasts over 
7,000 attendees and a trade show with more than 350 booths. 

Our intern positions
provide a unique opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience and to interact with leaders from every segment of the cattle and beef industry.

Although this is an unpaid work experience, NCBA will provide the student’s convention registration, lodging and certain meals while at Annual Convention. Students are responsible for their own travel to and from convention, along with all incidental expenses.

Upcoming Dates

2016 Annual Convention & Trade Show
January 27-30, 2016- San Diego, CA

Application is Closed!

How to Apply


Not only was I able to work with some of the friendliest people and with those who share the same passion that I do for the beef cattle industry, but I was also able to gain life-long friendships and industry contacts for my future. I am very thankful for the experience and very much enjoy working for people who understand the importance of future generations and who are willing to help young people in the industry. I will forever respect NCBA and the people who work hard to ensure that cattle ranchers are protected to sustain their livelihood which provides food for the world.”

- Malorie Bankhead, Convention Intern Nashville 2012, Cal Polytechnical


Want to join cattlemen and women at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention?

Apply to be a Cattle Industry Convention Intern! Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show interns are vital to the success of the largest annual meeting in the U.S. beef cattle industry. Interns are offered a unique, behind-the-scenes experience of setting up the trade show, manning the NCBA-Political Action Committee (PAC) booth, assisting with the NCBA-PAC auction, helping members vote on NCBA policy, working with the media and helping to guide cattlemen and women to convention events. 

The Convention internship program is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Additional Information

"As individuals, we have limited resources... aid in keeping the "wolves" such as government, environmental and radical groups, off of our door steps. NCBA is there every day protecting our industry."

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Mark Spurgin
Nebraska Rancher