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Career/Leadership Development Events (CDE/LDE) Intern 2018 

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Category Awards and Recognition Programs  


The National FFA is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in a 4 1/2 month internship at the National FFA Center in Indianapolis, IN. The position will start the first week of July and end early-November.

The Awards and Recoginition team is looking for an Intern with knowledge of Career/Leadership Development Events (CDEs/LDEs) to assist with Convention Assistants, assist with the organization of portfolios/manuscripts, travel, order supplies and prepare convention materials. The intern serves as a communication liaison for superintendents and teachers. Exceptional organization and time management skills are critical for this position.


  • Manage, inventory and replenish CDE/LDE convention materials.
  • Manage CDE/LDE waivers.
  • Organize and communicate jugdes parking and student shuttle information.
  • Develop and manage CDE/LDE courier schedule and delivery checklist as well as oversee onsite management of courier deliveries.
  • Review portfolios/manuscripts and work with advisors/state staff to collect missing information as needed.
  • Organize portfolio/manuscript copies for the judges and compile the results of all judged portfolios/manuscripts.
  • Assist Education Specialist in gathering all outstanding CDE/LDE event materials, assuring all superintendents have the necessary documents on-site.
  • Assist in compiling and maintain all CDE/LDE Committee member travel information.
  • Able to work 8 hour days, Monday-Friday, Weekends before and after National FFA Convention & Expo
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements


Enrollment in post-secondary studies required. Areas of preferred study include a variety of Agricultural programs including Ag Education or Event Management.


Knowledge of agricultural education, the National FFA Organization and Career/Leadership Development Events is helpful.

Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Position Career/Leadership Development Events (CDE/LDE) Intern 2018  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/25/2018  
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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