4-H Youth Development Summer Intern, Non-U of M Undergrad Students
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
January 10, 2018
22880.00 - 31200.00
<p>Title: 4-H Youth Development Summer Intern, Non-U of M Undergrad Students<br />Capacity/Program Area: Youth Development<br />Application Deadline: Open until filled, preference given to candidates who apply by February 15.<br />Assignment Location: County Extension Offices throughout the state. <br />Interview Date: Interviews will be held between February 19 and March 31 via WebEx.<br /> </p><p>LOCATION OF POSITION<br />4-H Summer Intern positions are located throughout the state and each one is assigned to a county 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. </p><p>DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES<br />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. <br />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 need. Some interns may focus on more than one type of project. A sampling of possible project assignments includes and is not limited to:<br />*Assisting with day and/or resident camps<br />*Assisting with coordinating county and/or State Fair programs, activities and events<br />*Assisting regional extension educators and 4-H program coordinators with State Fair registration and planning meetings<br />*Working with other summer 4-H programs and activities coordinated through a regional center <br />*Assisting with youth leaders<br />*Assisting with 4-H membership recruitment<br />*Assisting with implementing strategies for reaching new audiences or enhancing current programs<br />*Working with community education programs<br />*Assisting with media relations</p><p>APPOINTMENT INFORMATION<br />1. 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.<br />2. Each intern will report to an Extension Educator (EE) and/or 4-H Program Coordinator. That person will oversee the intern’s work and schedule. <br />3. Reimbursement for travel expenses is available. (Must provide own means for traveling throughout the assigned area).<br />4. Wage rate is $11.00 per hour. Payroll is processed each pay period according to submitted time cards.<br />5. Each hire is contingent on a State Criminal Background check clearance (or other checks as appropriate).</p>
<p>QUALIFICATIONS<br />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 2018. 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. </p><p>Experience: Experience using computer software technology is required. 4-H youth development experience as a member and/or volunteer is preferred. <br /> <br />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. </p>
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