Faces of Farm Bureau: student interns help INFB with a range of projects this summer

INFB 2018 Summer InternsThere are a few new faces in the Indiana Farm Bureau office. Five college students have joined INFB for the summer to gain valuable, hands-on professional experience before graduation. This summer’s interns will be assisting with everything from accounting systems to legal work. Here’s a quick introduction to the newest bunch of INFB interns.

Audrey Bodie is this summer’s marketing intern. She will be starting her senior year at Butler University this fall, where she majors in political science and history. If that sounds like an odd fit for a marketing intern, it might help to know that she will be researching the past 100 years of INFB history to assist the marketing team with upcoming centennial celebrations. She’s hopeful that her time at INFB will bring her hands-on experience in historical research and event planning.

Shannon Davis is working for the administrative team for the summer. She will be a junior at the University of Indianapolis, where she majors in accounting and supply chain management. Her main priorities this summer are assisting in preparing year-end financial statements and tax returns for county Farm Bureaus. Davis is hopeful that this summer internship will increase her knowledge of accounting systems and give her a deeper understanding of how to handle a variety of real-life financial situations.

Leah Jacobs is this summer’s organizational development intern. She will return to Purdue University this fall as a junior, majoring in agricultural education and animal science. She’s taking on a long list of projects for the summer including assisting with Taste from Indiana Farms at the Indiana State Fair and providing support for the Young Farmer program, Ag in the Classroom and the Women’s Leadership Committee. Jacobs hopes this internship will help her continue to strengthen her knowledge of the agriculture industry.

Lauren Schreck joins INFB as the public policy team’s summer intern. She will be a junior at Purdue, where she majors in marketing and agriculture economics. This summer, Schreck will support INFB’s local government task force, prepare materials for trips to Washington, D.C., and help plan the 2018 Ag Policy Outlook conference. She’s hopeful that she can learn more about the many elements of agricultural policy to help her determine where she wants to focus her career.

Colleen Whiting is this summer’s legal intern. She’s currently studying at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law and is in her third year. She has a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University, where she majored in political science. As an intern on the legal team, Whiting will explore legal issues surrounding drainage, property and trusts and estate. She’s hopeful that her time at INFB will help her understand the legal issues that impact Hoosier farmers and their families.

INFB internship opportunities are available each year. Information about openings can be found on the INFB Job Board.