Campus Units

Extension and Outreach, Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2020

Journal Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

58

Issue

6

Pages or Article Number

Article #v58-6iw4 Ideas at Work

Abstract

Extension is positioned to develop and implement high-quality, high-impact internship experiences for college students in local communities. The creation of the Rising Star Internship program arose from interest in providing experiential work opportunities for Iowa State University students coupled with the organizational goals of promoting awareness of Cooperative Extension and increasing interest in employability within Extension. The program provides a paid county-level summer internship with several unique elements. Evidence collected from student participants suggests that it is a mutually beneficial endeavor for Extension, students, and communities. Extension systems may desire to replicate these efforts if they share similar ambitions.

Comments

This article is published as Sellers, D.M., Heronemus, C., Gannon, C., Lockhart, P.A., Creating Opportunities Through an Experiential, CommunityBased Cooperative Extension Internship Program. Journal of Extension. December 2020 Volume 58 Number 6 Article #v58-6iw4 Ideas at Work. Posted with permission.

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Journal of Extension

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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