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The interdisciplinary Center for Agricultural Profitability is based in the Department of Agricultural Economics. It facilitates faculty research, conducts extension outreach related to agricultural profitability and farm and ranch management and trains undergraduate and graduate students — all to support informed decision-making in agriculture.

The Center for Agricultural Profitability offers a number of temporary student worker positions open to undergraduates at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Updated openings are posted below. Questions? Contact our center's director, Larry Van Tassell, at lvantassell2@unl.edu.

Current Openings

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Communications Intern
POSITION TITLE Communications Assistant

Assist the Center for Agricultural Profitability’s (CAP) Communications Specialist with writing and digital marketing projects. Examples of work include but are not limited to:

  • Create social media posts to promote CAP’s articles, events and resources to agricultural producers and professionals.
  • Assist with maintaining the Center’s website, including posting new content and organizing existing content.
  • Opportunities may also be available to assist with email marketing, graphic design, video and podcast production.
  • Write articles for the Center’s website that summarize CAP’s weekly webinars, generally geared toward helping agricultural producers with their business decisions.
  • Assist on special projects as assigned.
WAGE $15/hour
DURATION OF WORK Through the end of the 2024 spring semester, with an opportunity to continue in the position beyond that period.
STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS Enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, sophomore or higher, preferably in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE Video and audio production, graphic design or social media/email marketing experience or coursework is a plus.
SCHEDULE Flexible, with some work able to be completed remotely. Weekly access to Filley Hall on East Campus during regular business hours is helpful.
DOCUMENTS REQUESTED Resume and brief cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications. Examples of digital media production experience are welcome as well.
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Risk Management Education and Policy Analysis Intern
POSITION TITLE Risk Management Education and Policy Analysis Intern
POSITION DESCRIPTION This internship will support the work of the Center for Agricultural Profitability (CAP) and the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center (NCERMEC) with a focus on economic and policy analysis, communication and event planning, and coordination and project management. The position will work with and report to Dr. Brad Lubben and will work closely with graduate students and staff working with agricultural policy research and education and risk management education.
ESTIMATED WAGE $15+/hour (based on education/experience)
DURATION OF WORK The opportunity is available immediately and could continue for indefinitely before potential transition to other duties and opportunities. The position includes opportunities for extended employment, undergraduate research, and/or transition to graduate enrollment, research, and assistantship funding.
STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS Open to second-year students or beyond with exposure to agricultural economics principles. Experience with management and/or communications is a plus.
Apply for Risk Management Education and Policy Analysis Intern
August 16, 2022