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The National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University is accepting applications for two marketing and communications interns for the 2024 fall semester. There is potential for extending internships into subsequent semesters based on the intern’s work quality, mutual interest, and availability. 


To apply, please email your resume and a paragraph about your career goals and interests to Adrian Hawkins, Manager of Communications, at 

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 

Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating coursework and experience related to marketing and communications. 

What You Will Be Doing 

Interns will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects with some of the best marketing and communications professionals in the ag industry.  

The marketing and communications department at the National Ranching Heritage Center is ramping up for major growth opportunities. This means that interns will be on the ground floor in developing marketing and communications tactics, channels and content. 

The National Ranching Heritage Center is looking for interns who are serious about developing their skills in marketing and communications. Each internship will be tailored to the intern’s goals and aptitudes and to the organization’s currently-available work and priorities. Potential areas of involvement include: 

  • Social media management—content planning and creation, account growth and management, competitive analysis, etc. 
  • Website development—content development and updating, website editing and design, SEO, etc. 
  • Graphic design 
  • Writing—persuasive, technical, and/or creative, depending on project 
  • Marketing operations—behind-the-scenes processes essential to successful marketing and communications initiatives 
  • Fundraising and nonprofit communications for the Ranching Heritage Association 
  • Event production, promotion and branding 
  • Organizational branding, including for the Ranching Heritage Association 
  • Media Relations 
  • Internal communications 
  • Videography and photography 
  • Advertising 
  • Storytelling 

The National Ranching Heritage Center is an “everybody pulls the tarp” team; interns should be ready to put on the metaphorical work gloves and chip in where necessary to fulfill the organizational mission. 

About the Internship 

Interns may work up to 20 hours per week, with at least 10 hours required. Work hours are determined around class schedules and business needs and may include occasional weekends or evenings for special events. It is preferred that interns work on site at NRHC during office hours Monday through Friday. There are some circumstances where occasional off-site work may be appropriate.  

Internships are paid at an hourly rate. Interns must be currently enrolled and taking classes as an undergraduate at Texas Tech University. 

About the National Ranching Heritage Center 

The National Ranching Heritage Center is located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock. It is supported through a partnership between Texas Tech University and the Ranching Heritage Association, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving and perpetuating ranching heritage.  

Since 1969, NRHC and RHA have shared America’s rich ranching story with the public.  More than 60,000 people visit NRHC’s 19-acre historical park and expansive indoor museum each year. NRHC reaches millions more through its social media and online outlets, and through its educational programs and cultural events. In addition, the Ranching Heritage Association is a national organization boasting members in 44 states and three countries.