12-week Paid Position
Keep yourself busy during the summer through our summer intern program, and bring home the bacon for 3 months. But, this is a limited time offer; students completing sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate year or a graduate student, if allowed by the department, are preferred.
Gain Teaching Experience
Get some teaching under your belt as you plan, execute, and evaluate your own educational program that meets the needs of your community. Develop a variety of communication skills necessary for leadership in teaching, media presentations, recruitment, and personal interactions with diverse audiences.
Earn College Credit
Who doesn't love to double dip? With the Extension Internship program you can work with your department to gain college credit for your internship. Get college credit, while being paid; its a win-win.
Work Across the State
Extension is everywhere with offices in almost every county in Nebraska. Each Spring, locations are determined based on the interests of interns and mentors. You might work in multiple counties or split your appointment between rural and urban.
Responsibilities of Educator Mentors Who Supervise a Student Intern
- Participate in a training session for supervising educators - Late April.
- Become familiar with the Full Range Leadership model and be prepared to work with the intern as to how parts of the model relate to Extension functions and programs. Help with this will be provided in the curriculum and by Leadership and Public Policy Action Team members.
- Help the intern in setting specific goals for the summer experience.
- Meet with the intern prior to the summer visit to set goals, establish a calendar, review expectations of the project and to secure housing, if necessary.
- Study the 19 competencies of Extension Professionals (Hahn) and use this as an evaluative measure of the project.
- Discuss intern responsibilities and expectations with other faculty in the office and the local extension board.
- Assist the intern in completing County Profile and Office Procedures Checklist.
- Discuss the social, economic, political and cultural environment of the county.
- Write and submit short evaluation reports to the project coordinator during the field experience. Evaluate other specified requirements.
- Act as a role model of proper conduct.