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REMINDER: Herd Book closes today at 5 PM CDT. All goats being shown at the 2024 National Show must be registered, or in the ABGA office before 5 PM CDT.

The ABGA takes great pride in providing exceptional learning opportunities that offer real-world applications. The ABGA hopes that our intern’s knowledge and experience gathered during their time at the National Show continues to be applied to the outside world and to their future endeavors.


This is an unpaid internship role. Hotel and food costs will be covered daily.

Position: National Show Barn and Media Internship


Location: Louisville, Kentucky - Kentucky Exposition Center


Dates: June 7-14, 2024


Program Purpose: The purpose of the ABGA and JABGA National Show Internship program is to provide a learning experience for recent high school graduates (18+), college students, college graduates and/or those interested in the American Boer Goat Association. Also, to provide ABGA with assistance in daily tasks during the National Show and to provide social media coverage for the event.  


Eligibility/Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a 2023 high school graduate (18+) or older.

  • Applicants cannot be exhibitors or competitors at the 2024 ABGA and JABGA National Show.

  • A candidate with prior show experience is a plus.

  • Must be able to provide own means of transportation to the National Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Applicants should possess excellent communication skills with a strong work ethic. Self-motivation and the ability to work on a task with minimal supervision is ideal. A positive attitude and organization are beneficial.

  • Applicants must be available to work the entire length of the National Show.


Internship Program:

Interns will assist the JABGA Board and the ABGA office staff with specified tasks during the weeklong internship. Interns must provide their own way to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky on June 6th, 2024, and must work through the duration of the event to June 14, 2024.


Barn Intern duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Set up of ABGA Office and supplies  

  • Assist in the unloading process for exhibitors  

  • Work the check in gate during the duration of the show  

  • Ensure cleanliness of ringside tables and bleachers  

  • Aid in the setup of the JABGA Awards Banquet

  • Gather all show awards the morning of each show


Media Intern duties include, but are not limited to:  

  • Posting Show updates on social media 

  • Taking pictures/video 

  • Posting pictures/videos on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok 

  • Post all showmanship and division winners on social media.  

  • General media coverage of the National Show.


How to Apply:

Click the button below to apply and submit your resume.

  • Application

  • Resume

If you have any question please contact: nationalshow@abga.org



For more information or questions, contact:

nationalshow@abga.org

A young boy taking notes on a notepad inside a livestock showring.

2024 National Show Internship

The ABGA is taking applications for barn and media interns for the 2024 ABGA & JABGA National Show.

Photo by Pearl's Pics.

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