Summer Internship Program: Louisa County

Louisa County

Primary Program Area Focus: 4-H  

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

  • Assist FCS and 4-H Agent and FNP Program Assistant with weekly summer feeding/nutrition/gardening/physical activity program that will be geared toward low-income participants. This program will be a partnership with Louisa County Public Schools.
  • Assist with the recruiting, development, marketing and implementation of short-term (summer long) clubs and day camps such as Sewing, Natural Resources, Cooking, Robotics, Cloverbuds and more.
  • Assist with Camp preparation – possibly attend camp and teach class if interested.
  • Assist ANR Agent with the Orange Area Wool Pool Collection and Marketing Program.
  • Prepare program to present to the Louisa Cattleman Group.
  • Assist with 4-H Livestock Show and Sale preparation and implementation – including data entry and program design.

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

  • Awareness of VCE program areas and corresponding events.
  • Understanding of the correlation between VCE programming and community viability.
  • Use of the programming model.
  • Program/Event planning for intern’s camp class and the day camps.
  •  4-H Camp preparation, forms, policies and procedures.
  • Resources available to Extension Agents (FCS, ANR), and related procedures and responsibilities.
  • Written and Oral communication skills.

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

The intern will spend time with each of the Agents and Program Assistants and assist with a planned program in each discipline. The Agents and Program Assistant will share with them the many aspects of their program and the clients whom they serve.