Summer Internship Program: Madison County
Primary Program Area Focus: 4-H
1. Describe your plans for this internship. (i.e. What specifically will the intern be doing?)
Summer programming efforts – Local youth have limited access to community activities beyond sports. With the reduction in the local school budget summer school enrichment programs have been eliminated. 4-H can help fill this gap by engaging youth in hands-on educational opportunities. The intern will plan 5 -8 workshops, recruit volunteers, deliver educational content and evaluate workshops for youth ages 5 – 18. The intern will also work with the local boys and girls club to provide programming to underserved audiences.
Junior Camp - The intern will also be involved in the delivery of Junior Camp
Promotional Materials – The intern will learn to develop promotional material to support programming efforts.
Agriculture and Natural Resources Programming
Forage Nutrient Management Planning - Intern will assist with the collection of soil samples/field data to write nutrient management plans for forage based livestock operation. Plans will be evaluated for proper placement and amount of nutrients, cost analysis and soil quality improvement.
Self-guided project determined by the intern that relates to an issue revealed in the Madison County Situational Analysis.
2. Describe the knowledge / skills you expect the intern to gain from this experience.
Program planning, implementation and evaluation
Program delivery: facilitates planned events and activities by assembling materials, communicating with participants, assisting volunteers and teaching as necessary.
Customer service skills: learn to interact in an office environment and in a professional manner.
Skills in working with youth and adult audiences
Volunteer Management skills
Leadership and Teamwork skills
Organizational and logistical skills necessary to conduct a program.
Developing marketing materials for the public, social media and mass media.
3. How will the intern learn about the breadth of VCE and our various program areas?
The intern’s plan of work will be inclusive of all VCE program areas.
Intern will spend time with all agents in the office to learn their role and responsibilities within VCE
Intern will interact with VCE clientele in office setting and get experience serving local community.
Intern will review the Unit Plan of Work and situation analysis programming priority areas that are used to determine the unit plan of work program strategies.
The intern will be directly involved in executing some of those program strategies via the Extension programming model.
Intern will explore website to become more familiar with VCE and program areas.
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Read about Internship Experiences of Former VCE Interns
- Marissa Eastep - Greensville/Emporia
- Joy Nystrom - Orange
- Mackenzie Moore - Middelesex/Essex
- Catherine Davis - Bedford County, 2013
- Kaitlyn Gill - Madison County, 2013
- Ashley Little - Prince William County, Natural Resources, 2013
- Alison Sutphin - Orange County
- Kayla Eppard - Greene County