Invasive Species: Rangeland Internship Program

This internship is designed to offer beginning agriculturalists and range specialists real-world and hands-on experience implementing the educational tools already gained. This paid internship will last for three months during the 2020 summer where interns will work, learn, and gain valuable insight from mentoring ranchers from across the state of Wyoming. A stipend of $1,800 will be given at the end of each month with room and board supplied by the mentoring ranch and the possibility of 1-3 credit hours. Students are responsible for working with their advisor/professor to obtain credit hours. Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Grad students majoring in any natural resource related field are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.   

The internship program seeks to bring an on-the-ground focus to actions that halt the expansion of invasive plant species and recover native rangeland habitats.  The program will accomplish this in three ways: 1) Identify and provide additional workforce to landowners who have demonstrated a commitment to control and eradication of invasive species; 2) Provide practical experience in addressing invasive species issues to college students engaged in rangeland management disciplines; 3) Publicize these efforts in a manner that motivates other landowners to commit to invasive species eradication.

INTERNS: The selected interns will be required to engage in daily ranch work with a focus on those activities that impact the management of the vegetative resource including invasive species.  These activities may include direct control actions on invasives and the management of livestock under systems that foster strengthening native vegetation while discouraging the spread of invasives.

MENTORS: Mentors are responsible for providing a safe educational experience, room and board, opportunity to use washer/ dryer and good internet connection. The mentor ranchers will be required to commit to a protocol that includes engaging the interns in both the physical activities and the decision making that relates to managing a healthy rangeland and eradicating or controlling the spread of invasives.

Send applications to the attention of Olivia Sanchez at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or by e-mail: info@wysga.org

Application deadline extended to Friday, April 17, 2020

 Intern Application                                      Mentor Application 

Communications & Public Relations Internship

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association was established in 1872, being the second oldest state cattle association in the United States, where it focuses entirely on serving the needs of the livestock industry, which is the largest segment of Wyoming’s agricultural production. Its mission is to serve that industry by protecting its economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, customs and cultural interests.

WSGA is looking for a willing, dedicated, and enthusiastic intern majoring in Agricultural Communications or Journalism to join our staff for the summer months in Cheyenne, WY.

Intern Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Help educate and inform Real Ranchers’ and WSGA members through social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Word Press by interviewing and/or obtaining information from rural Wyoming communities or person(s).
  • Opportunity to assist the Executive Vice President conducting research as needed.
  • Learn various aspects of the WSGA webpage and updating through the site.
  • Develop and release press releases to state and affiliate media.
  • Interview, write and photograph for articles that will be in the quarterly CowCountry Magazine.
  • Open mind to learn various agricultural issues

Job Requirements and Details:

  • Work hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Travel and additional work hours during convention and special events will occur throughout the summer (Interns will be notified before event).
  • Stipend:$1,200/ month (two pay periods per month by direct deposit)
  • Internship located at 113 East 20th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a current resume, a letter of interest explaining your educational goals and how you plan to use your degree after graduating, one writing sample and two letters of recommendation to the attention of Olivia Sanchez at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or by e-mail: info@wysga.org

Application deadline extended to Friday, April 17, 2020

Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship - 2020

Two $1,000 Scholarships Available

Available to Wyoming College Students

The Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship is in remembrance of Clifford Hansen, who was known as a Teton country rancher, Past President of Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator. The Memorial Scholarship was established through contributions received in memory of Senator Hansen and other departed WSGA leaders. It recognizes an outstanding college student pursuing an education related to Wyoming's agriculture or natural resources. WSGA believes that continuing education is an important asset for youth. The $1,000 cash scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year."The Hansen Memorial Scholarship serves as a reminder of the dedicated leadership provided to WSGA and to the State of Wyoming by past and current leaders of our industry," stated Executive Vice President, Jim Magagna.

To be eligible, students, parents or guardian must be a member in good standing of WSGA. The applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior for the Fall semester of 2020 or a senior who is graduating in the fall of 2020 and has been accepted into graduate school for the 2021 spring semester. The student must be enrolled full-time at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming Community College, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and be majoring in agriculture or a natural resource related field. The winner will be approved by the WSGA trustees based on recommendation from the WSGA Executive Committee. The scholarship winner will be announced at the 2020 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show. 

To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must submit an official transcript and essay of 500 words or less addressing the following questions:

  • What have you gained from you college experience?
  • What leadership roles have you acquired since starting college and how have those leadership roles influenced you?
  • How do your post-college plans involve agriculture or natural resources?
  • What characteristics distinguish you as deserving this scholarship?

Send applications to the attention of Olivia Sanchez at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. 

P.O. Box 206, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or by e-mail: info@wysga.org

Application deadline extended to Friday, April 17, 2020