Summer Internship Program: Botetourt County

Boutetourt County

Primary Program Area Focus: 4-H  

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


The successful candidate will be actively involved in planning and delivering programming for the Botetourt County 4-H program.  Summer activities that the intern will be involved in are summer 4-H camp, the Botetourt County Fair, Botetourt County Youth with Character Academy, Roanoke Area Junior Livestock Show, Virginia Lamb and Goat Symposium, and Virginia 4-H Congress.  Responsibilities during these events may include any or all of the following:  chaperone and participant supervision, program design and delivery, and event promotion. This individual will be responsible for planning, organizing, and delivering a minimum of two youth day camps during the month of July under the guidance and with support from the 4-H youth development agent.

While this internship has a 4-H focus, there will be opportunities for the successful applicant to work with the ANR agent to design and deliver agriculture and natural resources programs.  The Botetourt County Fair is a traditional agriculture themed event and the intern will play multiple and varied roles in the planning, promotion, preparation, and execution of the 2018 Botetourt County Fair.


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

The successful applicant should be a motivated, self-starter that works well with limited supervision.  An open mind with a willingness to work as a member of a dedicated and creative team is imperative.  Ability to accept flexibility in scheduling and daily assignments, along with a strong work ethic and time management skills are also important.  An interest in youth programming and the desire to work with children between the ages of 5 and 19 is required.  Background or interest in learning more in the field of agriculture is a plus.


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

The intern will have the opportunity to work with the entire VCE Botetourt team and view how the disciplines work together to accomplish a single goal of educating and servicing the citizens of Botetourt.  By participating in unit, district, and state level events the successful applicant will gain an appreciation for the variation of opportunities that exist within and are provided by VCE programs and the VCE organization.