Summer Internship Program: Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville


Primary Program Area Focus: 4-H

1. Describe your plans for this internship.  (i.e. What specifically will the intern be doing?)

The 4-H summer intern will be heavily involved in 4-H programming for the area youth. He/she will be expected to help with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the following:

  • State Congress for Senior youth (ages 14-19)
    • Coordinating activities and general supervision of the teen leaders while in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech
  • Junior 4-H Camp (ages 9 – 13)
    • Planning and teaching classes, buying supplies, creating afternoon/evening programs, and implementing these events while supervising youth at the Holiday Lake Camp facility
  • Junior 4-H Camp Counselor Training (ages 14-19)
    • Assisting the agent in training teens to be camp counselors and helping to monitor that teens are receiving 24 hours of training prior to camp
  • Summer workshops (ages 5-19)
    • Planning, implementing, and evaluating summer workshops in conjunction with the agent

2. Describe the knowledge / skills you expect the intern to gain from this experience.

The intern will learn:

  • Decision making and conflict resolution
  • How to plan, run, and evaluate a youth/adult/elderly adult program
  • Paperwork and policies that are VCE and 4-H specific
  • How to collaborate with other VCE disciplines, county, and city partners for successful programming
  • How to evaluate area needs in relation to current and potential programming
  • How to target different learning styles and increase knowledge of behavior management skills

3. How will the intern learn about the breadth of VCE and our various program areas?

The intern will learn about the breadth of VCE and various program areas through interdisciplinary programming within our office, working with the Extension Leadership Council and Albemarle/Charlottesville’s Agriculture Board, and collaborating with community partners on current and new program offerings.