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Monday, March 14, 2011

Non-UofM Undergrad Student Interns

Required Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent is required. Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate college student. Experience using computer software technology is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
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. 4-H youth development experience as a member and/or volunteer is preferred.

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.

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

Please apply online via the Employment System

Please complete University of Minnesota application form online. Also attach your cover letter, resume, transcript, contact information for three references, and your preferred location (Clay County, Dakota County, Kandiyohi County or Urban 4-H Office on St. Paul Campus).

To submit three names of professional references; you can attach them to the "references" section of the "Required Documents." To submit your unofficial transcripts; you can attach them to the "Additional Document" section of the "Required Documents". To submit your preferred location; attach them to "Additional Document" section of the "Required Documents".

Naaz Babvani
U of M Extension Service Human Resources
260 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Telephone: 612-624-3717 Fax: 612-624-7749

Nancy Hegland
Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development
Telephone: 651-480-7709

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