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2017 Educational Development - Summer Internship 

EOE Statement The National FFA Organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, status with regard to public assistance, or disability. We may verify the information in your application; therefore, please review it for completeness and accuracy.  
Category Leadership / Education / Assessment / Development  


Are you interested in developing, revising and advancing the educational components offered by the National FFA Organization (FFA) while further developing your skills and experiences within agricultural education? The purpose of this position is to provide support in the development of FFA educational programs, products and services that align with the mission and vision of the organization and support the integrated agricultural education model.  The intern should be highly innovative and creative in order to work collaboratively with the National FFA Educational Development and Assessment Team to design and develop student-centered, chapter-centered and advisor-centered resources and content.  The candidate will be expected to 1) develop educational content to support specific outcomes, 2) collaborate with staff in the creation of engaging educational materials and resources, and 3) provide guidance and insight in the development of high quality educational programming.


This twelve-week summer internship will run from Mid-May to Mid-August and will be based out of the National FFA Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Start and end dates of this internship are negotiable. 


The hired candidate will be ineligible to run for National FFA Office.



  • Dependable attendance and punctuality.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently in a frequently changing environment.
  • Good interpersonal, listening, written and verbal communication and project management skills.
  • Effectively prioritize, organize, use time-management skills, and be adept at multi-tasking.
  • Revise and advance currently offered educational tools and resources.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of agricultural education philosophy and best practice methodology in relationship to the FFA mission and program.
  • Provide strong and relevant educational methodology to enhance programs, products and services.
  • Confident in making decisions, accurate, detailed-oriented, able to problem solve/analyze
  • Display computer proficiency
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Position Requirements


  • Candidate must be a rising college junior or higher pursuing a degree in Agricultural Education.

  • Agricultural Education/FFA experience required.

  • Experience in developing educational content preferred.



Compensation for this position will be $15.00/hr. This position is not eligible for benefits, relocation assistance, however housing will be provided for the duration of the internship to those intern candidates not currently living within the Greater Indianapolis, IN Area.

Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Position 2017 Educational Development - Summer Internship  
Close Date 12/7/2016  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 10/31/2016  
Location National FFA Organization  
About the Organization About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 669,989 student members as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

About National FFA Foundation

The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit  

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