Extension Internship Program

Making a Difference in Ohio:
Serve OSU Extension

Although the summer 2018 internship program is already underway, read on for more information about how to become an Extension intern next summer! Whether you are passionate about food issues, agriculture, helping youth, the environment, or healthy people and communities, there is an internship opportunity for you.

2018 Summer Summary

Through this paid internship, interns work closely with a local OSU Extension educator as they teach classes, work with volunteers and make a difference in the community. As an intern, you will learn how you can use your education to make a difference in people’s lives and how what you are learning in college can have an impact on some of the most pressing issues facing Ohioans. Your intern work may include:

  • Planning, helping or teaching community classes, day camps, field days or fairs
  • Attending meetings with community leaders and volunteers
  • Developing news articles, exhibits, brochures, marketing materials, and resources for educational curriculum
  • Using social media and technology to share research-based information
  • Participating in field research, helping with literature reviews, and testing new methods and curriculum
  • Working with youth through 4-H activities, county fair, camps and project judgings

To Apply (Application link)

To be considered for one of these 12 paid internships, you must complete two years of college by June 1, 2018. Review the chart below to determine the internship in which you may be interested. You may apply for multiple positions with one application.

By February 28, 2018 (11:59 pm), submit the following information.

  • Completed application survey
  • Upload to the application survey:
    • A cover letter
    • A letter of recommendation from a professor, current or past advisor or past employer

Intern Work Period ♦ June 4 to August 10, 2018

All interns work 38 hours per week and will be paid $11 per hour. Interns who are earning college credit during this period will work 28 hours per week.

Interns will work closely with the OSU Extension educators in the county. This will include educators in agriculture and natural resources; family and consumer sciences; 4-H youth development; and community development.

Timeline for Review and Interviews

Interviews will take place the week of March 18, 2018 (in the region where the position is located or by phone/video.)
Successful candidates will be notified the week of March 25, 2018.

Internship Opportunities Available

Each internship focuses on a different area impacting local residents. Below are listed the counties where each internship will be located, and the impact area(s) on which the position will focus.

Click on “Intern Duties” for a description. When you click on the county name, you will be connected to the county office website where you can learn more about the staff and local programs. Click on the impact area titles to learn more about those areas.

 

 

OSU Extension Impact Areas

Ohio County
(office location)

Health and Wellness

Job Skills and Careers

Thriving Across the Life Span

Sustainable Food Systems

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

Environmental Quality

Delaware County
(Delaware)
Intern Duties

 

X

  X

 

 

Fulton County
(Wauseon)
Intern Duties

  X  

 

 

X

Gallia County
(Gallipolis)
Intern Duties

  X X

 

 

 

Greene County
(Xenia)
Intern Duties

X   X

 

 

 

Lucas County
(Toledo)
Intern Duties

 

  X X

 

 

Mahoning County
(Canfield)
Intern Duties

  X  

 

 

X

Marion County
(Marion)
Intern Duties

 

 

X X

 

 

Morrow County
(Mt. Gilead)
Intern Duties

   

 

 

 

 

Richland County
(Mansfield)
Intern Duties

X  

 

 

   

Ross County
(Chillicothe)
Intern Duties

 

X

 

     

Scioto County
(Portsmouth)
Intern Duties

X

  X

 

   

Tuscarawas County
(New Philadelphia)
Intern Duties

X

  X  

X

 

Union County
(Marysville)
Intern Duties

  X     X  

Warren County
(Lebanon)
Intern Duties

    X   X  

Washington County
(Marietta)
Intern Duties

X       X  

Wayne County
(Wooster)
Intern Duties

    X X    

 

 

To Learn More

Email Jared Morrison at morrison.332@osu.edu.