Title: 4-H Youth Development Summer Intern
Capacity/Program Area: Youth Development
Application Deadline: Open until filled, preference given to candidates who apply by January 8th.
Assignment Location: County or Regional Extension Offices throughout the state.
Interview Date: Interviews will be held between January 22-29, 2021 via Zoom.
LOCATION OF POSITION
4-H Summer Intern positions are located throughout the state and each one is assigned to a county or regional office location. Each intern’s assigned projects will generally be managed in the area surrounding the office location. Much of the intern’s work may take place away from the office location.
Due to COVID-19, Extension employees are working remotely. This is a temporary situation and does not constitute a telecommute agreement. You must have reliable access to the internet at your remote location.
DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
These positions are designed to provide hands-on experience for the intern and at the same time provide local and regional Extension Educators with extra needed help during the busy summer season.
4-H Summer Intern positions are contingent on local funding and will vary from 8 to 13 weeks in length. Many positions will begin in early June. Some positions will start at less than full-time and need to flex to full-time during peak periods such as during assigned events or local fairs. An intern will be assigned a project or focus depending on the local or regional need. Some interns may focus on more than one type of project. County based positions will be working with the local county 4-H program and regional positions will be focused on specific programming areas, including Agronomy & Horticulture and Shooting Sports & Wildlife/ATV. A sampling of possible project assignments includes and is not limited to:
- Assisting with day and/or resident camps
- Assisting with coordinating county, regional and/or state programs, activities and events
- Working with other summer 4-H programs and activities coordinated through a regional or state center
- Assisting with youth leaders
- Assisting with 4-H membership recruitment
- Assisting with implementing strategies for reaching new audiences or enhancing current programs
- Working with partner programs and helping to build partnerships
- Working with volunteers
- Assisting with media relations
- The 4-H summer intern position is temporary and contingent on local funding. Complete information about the exact number and locations of internships is available by accessing the link under the “To Apply” section.
- Each intern will report to an Extension Educator. That person will oversee the intern’s work and schedule.
- Reimbursement for travel expenses is available. (Must provide own means for traveling throughout the assigned area).
- Wage rate is $12.00 per hour. Payroll is processed each pay period according to submitted time cards.
- Each hire is contingent on a State Criminal Background check clearance (or other checks as appropriate).
Education: A High School diploma or equivalent is required. Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate college student, may not have completed their undergraduate program, and may not have graduated in the Spring of 2021. Bachelor degree programs with a focus in youth development, education, human development, agriculture or natural resources are strongly preferred. The completion of at least two years of college is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
JOB ID #338419 Non-U of M Students
JOB ID #338420 U of M Students
All applicants must apply online at https://extension.umn.edu/about-us/careers. Look for the appropriate position under the Center for Youth Development tab.
To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. After you submit your application, you will return to the Job Search page to upload a copy of your college transcript. Click on the “My Activities” tab along the top of the page to add the attachments. You will then follow this link (https://z.umn.edu/4-Hinternlocation) to review a list of counties and regional programs with positions and indicate your preferences.
❏ Complete online application
❏ Attach cover letter and resume while completing online application
❏ Submit your application
❏ Attach a copy of your college transcript by returning to the Job Search page
❏ Indicate your location preferences at this link: (https://z.umn.edu/4-Hinternlocation)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stephanie Grimes, Summer Intern Coordinator