Title: 4-H Agronomy Summer Intern – Non U of M Students
Extension Center: Youth Development
Application Deadline: Open until filled, preference given to candidates who apply by March 31st.
Assignment Location: Regional Offices (Morris, Rochester, Farmington) – one intern at each location
Interview Date: Interviews will be held in the month of April, 2019 via WebEx.
LOCATION OF POSITION
4-H Agronomy Summer Interns are assigned to one of three regional offices in Morris, Rochester, or Farmington, with one intern at each 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.
DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
These positions are designed to provide hands-on experience for the intern and at the same time provide Extension Educators and/or County 4-H Program Coordinators with extra needed help during the busy summer season.
4-H Agronomy Summer Intern positions will vary from 8 to 13 weeks in length. Positions will begin in late May.
An intern will be assigned a project or focus depending on the local need. Interns may focus on more than one type of project. A sampling of possible project assignments includes and is not limited to:
Assisting with day camps with a focus in agronomy
Assisting with Agronomy Tours
Assisting regional extension educators with building partnerships in agronomy
Working with other summer 4-H programs and activities coordinated through a regional center
Assisting with reaching 1st Generation audiences
Assisting with implementing strategies for reaching new audiences or enhancing current programs
Working with community partners
Working with volunteers
Assisting with media relations
The 4-H Agronomy Summer intern position is temporary.
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/Summer of 2019. Bachelor degree program with a focus in youth development, education, human development, agriculture or natural resources is strongly preferred. The completion of at least two years of college is preferred.
Experience:Experience using computer software technology is required. 4-H youth development experience as a member and/or volunteer is preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:An interest in/skill in working with young people and adults is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. An interest in an Extension career is preferred. Leadership ability, good judgment, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to work productively as part of a team are required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
Following University of Minnesota Safety of Minors policy, candidates must be at least 19 years old by the start date. As primary staff member at events, the intern would be 2 years older than the oldest participant. If necessary to drive for the designated county, intern must be 19 years old. To be qualified to chaperone an overnight event, the intern must be 21 years old.
For current 4-H members who are selected as interns, must have a willingness to forgo opportunities as a 4-H member that conflict with the responsibilities as an intern.
Internal Number: 329201
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