The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is accepting applications for its 2015 Spring/Summer Internship Program. The program allows college students the opportunity to work in a professional role in one of our County or State Extension Offices for 8 – 12 weeks during the spring and/or summer. By working closely with County Extension Agents or Extension Specialists, students learn if Extension is a career they would like to pursue. This program is for undergraduate students only.
The Summer Intern Program includes these features:
- Internships will be funded at various locations throughout South Carolina.
- There is a Clemson Extension Office in each of the 46 counties in South Carolina. County Extension Agents range in programmatic responsibility, including: Food Safety and Nutrition, Agronomic Crops, Forestry and Natural Resources, Livestock and Forages, Water Resources, Horticulture, Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development. County-based interns are assigned a supervising agent according to their background and interest.
- The internship may also be in a state or area office working with Extension Specialists in the area of Agriculture, 4-H, Food Safety and Nutrition, or Community Development.
- Qualifying interns will have a CAFLS major. Successful applicants will have majors that directly relate to their specific Extension field of study.
- Interns will learn first-hand if Extension is a career they would like to pursue. Many of our County Extension agents were interns at one time.
- This is a part-time position. Interns will work 28 hours/week and be paid a salary $14 per/hour and receive reimbursements for job related travel expenses. There will be occasional evening and weekend work required.
- In some cases, students will be allowed to go through their major Advisor or through a sponsoring faculty member to earn college credit hours for the internships.
- Interns must: 1) be presently enrolled college students and 2) have completed at least one year of classes at Clemson by the application deadline. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors.
- Housing in college dormitories is NOT provided. However, we will work with applicants to place them in locations that are within an area of reasonable commute.
- Depending on their placement, the intern’s role will vary greatly. Interns can expect that as a part of their professional role they may be interacting a great deal with the public, giving presentations, producing radio programs, writing newsletters or news articles, attending one week of 4-H Camp, and/or participating in Extension sponsored meetings and field days.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015, and will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Application deadline is March 15, 2015.
Link to internship application: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/intern/index.html