Become a 2014 Extension Scholar

February 23, 2014 in Feature

Student internship with University of Delaware (UD) Cooperative Extension Delaware Cooperative Extension connects the public with university knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs. The goal of Cooperative Extension is to help individuals, families and communities make informed decisions that can enhance their lives. In so doing, the organization generates and disseminates research-based information, provides focused educational opportunities and builds relationships that create effective solutions.

Eligibility: Current undergraduate (summer following sophomore year and beyond) or graduate students at the University of Delaware.

Purpose: The Extension Scholars program is designed to follow the service learning model whereby interns will have an opportunity to become fully engaged in organizational service experiences that:

a. Are integrated into the academic curriculum

b. Meet the needs of a community

c. Provide structured time for reflection

d. Help foster civic responsibility

Opportunities: To expand knowledge of and to participate in the delivery of Extension programming; to develop leadership and interpersonal skills; to learn about careers in Extension; and to apply knowledge gained through university coursework. Internship experiences include but are not limited to: participating in the conduct of needs assessment; designing and delivering educational programs; evaluating program impact; working with volunteers; fostering partnerships; pursuing funding.

Location: Cooperative Extension offices on the UD campus and in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties.

Expectations: Interns will work from June 9 – August 15, 2014, 40 hrs. per week. Some flexibility in hours may be required. Interns will be expected to provide their own transportation, mileage to and from work is at intern expense. All interns will be expected to participate in the Orientation in June and the Service Learning Symposium in August 2014.

Application Process and Deadline: Applications must be submitted online and are due on or before Friday, February 28, 2014.

Finalists may be interviewed by the selection committee.

Selections will be announced by April 1, 2014. Up to three interns will receive a stipend of $3000 and an allowance of $500 for job related travel and/or housing.

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