Internship Program

Intern applications are now open for the 2022 show!

Are you interested in participating in one of the BEST internship experiences you can get?  It’s all about meeting people in the industry and being involved at the National Western Stock Show!  As an Intern, you will put in long hours, but what you gain in experience is well worth the time and effort. All majors and years in school are welcome to apply. For a full description of the internships, please read on!

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Important Dates

Applications Open: Sept 2, 2021
Applications Close: Sept 30, 2021
2022 Show Dates: Jan 8-23, 2022

Application Instructions

E-mail your resume, cover letter, and reference page to

  • Your cover letter needs to include a rank order of the top 2-3 NWSS internships you’re interested in. Please include the dates you’re available for the internship, year in school, and any skills or experiences you have that make you qualified for the position(s).
  • On your resume include your name, local address, phone, and e-mail. Include your major, GPA, and relevant computer and language skills as well.
  • On your reference page, please include a minimum of two names and current contact information for references. At least one reference should be a member of your academic community (i.e., professors or advisors).

Applications will be open September 1st - 30th, 2021.  You will be contacted to do an interview either in person or by phone. Students selected for an internship will be notified by mid-October. If selected, contact your academic advisor or department internship coordinator to register for internship credits. We realize that the Stock Show overlaps the first week of spring classes. While professors are normally willing to work with you during this time, if selected as an intern, it is your responsibility to contact professors in advance and arrange any necessary make-up work before you leave for the Stock Show.

Wage & Salary Info

This is an unpaid internship, however, in January NWSS will provide all interns with a hotel room, 2 meals each day, and select rodeo tickets.  NWSS interns will be invited to special events throughout Stock Show and will have the opportunity to network with prominent business owners and leaders in the Colorado and Wyoming agriculture industry.  Interns are responsible for their own transportation.

Available Positions