Summer Internship Program: Fauquier County

Fauquier County

Primary Program Area Focus: 4-H, ANR, and FCS

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

The intern will assist with VCE events including 4-H Camp, 4-H Congress, 4-H Farm to Table Camp, the Fauquier County Fair, 4-H Vet Science Camp, Green Grass, youth programs at the Fauquier Education Farm, and Master Gardener initiatives at the Farmer’s Market. When not working on these activities, the intern will help in drafting press releases about VCE programs, marketing programs through social media, and judging 4-H project books. The intern will spend a minimal amount of time on administrative office tasks, and there will be flexibility in working with horticultural, animal science, and youth programs based on interest and capabilities.

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

The intern will learn how to plan and deliver experiential learning programs for
youth age 9 – 18 working with community partners and volunteers. I expect that
they will learn some horticultural, animal science, and FCS content as well through
preparations for classes. They will learn time management skills as they balance
planning and time at events with other extension activities. They will also learn
about partnership development as they work with other local organizations to offer
guest presentations or fieldtrips as part of Farm to Table Camp.

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

The intern will have the opportunity to assist with VCE horticulture and 4-H
programs. The intern will also have an opportunity to work with other extension
agents as they support their summer programming including FCS and ANR agents.