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Angus Foundation Talon Internship Program

The Angus Foundation is excited to announce applications are being accepted now through December 1 for the Talon Internship Program

The internship honors the legacy of the late Camron “Cam” Cooper of the Talon Ranch, Twin Bridges, Montana. Cooper developed the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Endowment Fund in 2009 to be a holistic educational experience for students. College sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students under the age of 25 majoring in an agricultural related field of study are eligible to apply for the internship. 

“I would encourage anyone, whether they are in the Angus Breed or not, to pursue this internship. There are a lot of skills and networking opportunities available that will help them moving forward,” said Chase Brinegar, 2020 Talon intern. Brinegar said he gained a vast network of contacts and mentors, horsemanship, bull marketing, grazing knowledge, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry knowledge, fence and corral building, sheep and lambing knowledge just to name a few.

Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in other Angus and beef cattle educational events and activities off the farm such as conferences, field days, etc.

The Talon Interns are compensated by the Angus Foundation through the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Endowment Fund. They are excited to have four host ranches this year for students to grow and learn at in 2021. 

Preference may be given to recipients of the Talon Scholarship program, members of the American Angus Association/NJAA or animal science students. They welcome all applicants with a desire to learn more and work with beef cattle. Applicants should be outstanding students who are ambitious, eager to learn, able to be mentored, willing to put in elbow grease, and have an interest in a career working with beef cattle. 

Attached you will find their flyer and student application. The application and additional details can also be found at their website.