4-H Youth Development Summer Intern, Non-U of M Student
University of Minnesota - Minnesota

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QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
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 2013. 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.

  • Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
Duties/Responsibilities

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 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:

  • Assisting with day and/or resident camps
  • Assisting with coordinating county and/or State Fair programs, activities and events
  • Assisting regional extension educators and 4-H program coordinators with State Fair registration and planning meetings
  • Working with other summer 4-H programs and activities coordinated through a regional 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 community education programs
  • Assisting with media relations
Program/Unit Description

SUMMER INTERN PREFERENCE SHEET

University of Minnesota Extension

Summer 2013

Please rank your top five location preferences, indicating a "1" for your first choice and a "5" for your fifth choice. Also please check any other locations that you would accept. This will be helpful as we set up interviews on March 8th.

DUE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 22nd ALONG WITH YOUR COVER LETTER, RESUME, TRANSCRIPT, AND LIST OF THREE REFERENCES.

Applicants must copy and paste this check list onto a word document and attach it along with your application materials indicated in the Application Instructions below.

SPECIFIC MN COUNTY/CITY LOCATION

_____ Benton (Foley)

_____ Big Stone (Ortonville)

_____ Blue Earth (Mankato)

_____ Brown (Sleepy Eye)

_____ Carver - Summer Events (Cologne )

_____ Carver - Summer Enrichment (Cologne)

_____ Chippewa (Montevideo)

_____ Clay (Moorhead)

_____ Douglas (Alexandria)

_____ Faribault (Blue Earth)

_____ Fillmore (Preston)

_____ Freeborn (Albert Lea)

_____ Grant (Elbow Lake)

_____ Kandiyohi (Willmar)

_____ Lac Qui Parle (Madison)

_____ Le Sueur (LeCenter)

_____ Lincoln (Ivanhoe)

_____ Lyon (Marshall)

_____ Mower (Austin)

_____ Nicollet (St. Peter)

_____ Nobles (Worthington)

_____ Olmsted (Rochester)

_____ Pope (Glenwood)

_____ Redwood (Redwood Falls)

_____ Renville (Olivia)

_____ Rice (Faribault)

_____ Scott (Jordan)

_____ Sherburne (Elk River)

_____ Steele (Owatonna)

_____ Stevens (Morris)

_____ Swift (Benson)

_____ Traverse (Wheaton)

_____ Waseca (Waseca)

_____ Watonwan (St. James)

_____ Washington (Stillwater)

Capacity/

Program Area: Youth Development

Application Deadline: February 22, 2013

Assignment Location: County Extension Offices throughout the state

Interview Date: March 8, 2013, Mankato Regional Extension Office

ABOUT EXTENSION

University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. The mission of University of Minnesota Extension is: Making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. More information about Extension and its 4-H youth development program is at http://www.extension.umn.edu/mnext.html and http://www.fourh.umn.edu/.

LOCATION OF POSITION

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.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

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 on the preference sheet, which is required as part of the application process. County hired summer intern information can be obtained by contacting Michele VanDyke or the local county Extension office.

2. Each intern will report to an Extension Educator (EE) and/or 4-H Program Coordinator. The EE and/or PC will oversee the intern's work and schedule.

3. Reimbursement for travel expenses is available. (Must provide own means for traveling throughout the assigned area).

4. Wage rate is $11.00 per hour. Payroll is processed each pay period according to submitted time cards.

5. Each hire is contingent on a State Criminal Background check clearance (or other checks as appropriate).

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online. Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, transcript (Additional Document 1), and the completed location preference check sheet (Additional Document 2).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

Michele VanDyke

4-H Program Manager, Human Resources

Telephone: 507-337-2811

E-mail: mvandyke@umn.edu

University of Minnesota Extension is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

Does this position require a background check?

Yes

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