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Virginia Cooperative Extension Summer Internship

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General Job Description
  • Seeks information from mentors and colleagues regarding the history, purpose and mission of Virginia Cooperative Extension.
  • Works with Unit Extension Agents to coordinate and implement program events and activities.
  • Participates in meetings where local issues are identified and prioritized, and program results and plans are discussed.
  • Assists in preparations for planned events and activities by gathering information, assembling materials, contacting participants, and soliciting support from external sources. As appropriate, conducts the teaching, training, or other program presentations.
  • In some cases, the intern may identify and develop a value-added process, program, or training tool that may be implemented within the hosting unit's current operations. This contribution should provide a substantial addition to the intern's resume as practical and applicable work experience.
  • Maintains a log, blog, or journal outlining internship experiences in order to complete the required Record of Internship. Completes and submits Record of Internship at the conclusion of the internship.
  • Compensation: Interns will work up to 40 hours per week for a maximum of 10 weeks in the summer at an hourly rate of $12. 
  • Housing is not provided. However, Unit faculty may be able to assist you in finding an affordable place to live.
(More specific job description information can be found on the location of current internship opportunities page)
About Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Cooperative Extension brings the resources of Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the people of the commonwealth. Understanding that knowledge is power, we place that power in the hands of Virginians and help them learn how to use it to improve the quality of their lives. Our Extension agents and specialists form a network of educators whose classrooms are the communities, homes, and businesses of Virginia, where they bring research-based solutions to the problems facing Virginians today. To better utilize our resources, we form collaborations with hundreds of public and private partners and volunteers, who help us reach larger and more diverse audiences and also leverage the impact of our work. We are a product of cooperation among local, state, and federal governments in partnership with tens of thousands of citizens, who, through local Extension Leadership Councils, help design, implement, and evaluate our needs-driven programs. We are a dynamic organization that stimulates positive personal and societal change, leading to more productive lives, families, farms, and forests as well as a better environment. Virginia Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach program of Virginia's land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, and a part of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. Extension programs are delivered through a network of faculty at two universities, 108 county and city offices, 11 agricultural research and Extension centers, and six 4-H educational centers. Our system incorporates the expertise of faculty in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station; as well as the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University.