How to Apply

IMPORTANT Application Instructions:  

Please thoroughly read the application instructions and mentor responsibilities. After reading, if you have questions or need clarification, please connect with Rebecca Hill( or Becca Jablonski( 

Soon, we will be accepting applications for internship opportunity proposals from Faculty / Staff and Extension employees. From these proposals, students will be able to select programs for which they would like to apply.  

Your internship opportunities must be based in Colorado, and all proposals must demonstrate the following:   

  • Applied research that supports campus/field engagement. 
  • Opportunities for student professional development and engaged learning.  
  • Connections to identified Colorado stakeholder(s) need.  
  • Connections to one or more of the Extension and Engagement programmatic areas. 
  • To review these programmatic areas, please click here.  
  • At least one Faculty/Staff and at least one field-based Extension Agent/Specialist to serve on the Mentor Committee. 
  • If you need assistance connecting with either Faculty/Staff or Extension Mentors, please contact Rebecca Hill or Becca Jablonski. They are great resources and can help you make the connection.  

Multiple interns may be requested but are not guaranteed, depending on funding. Priority for a second intern will be given to Mentor Teams who are able to provide some matching funding support.  

Your application is due by 5:00 pm on January 9th, 2023 

Internship Overview and Mentor Responsibilities:  

Interns may begin internship work any time after May 12th, 2023, (the last day of exams for Spring Semester 2023) and must conclude work by August 21st, 2023 (the first day of classes for Fall Semester  

2023.) Interns are expected to work for a period of 10 weeks during this time for approximately 30 hours per week. These 10 weeks do not need to be continuous.  

Interns must be current Colorado State University undergraduate or graduate students and must be continuing their education into Fall 2023. Students who are graduating in Spring 2023, prior to the summer internship, will not be accepted.  

Interns will be hired as hourly student employees and will be paid based on the number of hours logged for their participation in the internship program. Total payment amount will vary depending on the grade level of the intern.  

  • Undergraduate Students will receive up to $5,000 over the summer 
  • Graduate Students will receive $7,000 over the summer  

There are no financial requirements from the mentor, however if you have funding to support student travel and/or housing, this is appreciated and will be added to the total stipend provided to the student.  

Mentor Responsibilities (Lead Mentors can be either campus or field based):  

  • Review intern applications between Friday, February 11, 2023 and Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.  
  • Top candidate interviews must also be completed during this timeframe 
  • Top three ranked intern selections must be sent to Rebecca Hill no later than Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.  
  • Provide on-site orientation to introduce intern(s) to host site and potential partner site(s) 
  • Work with the intern(s) in the first week of the internship to set up daily work schedules, including the appropriate number of hours in the office  
  • Introduce intern(s) throughout the community to stakeholder as appropriate 
  • Provide training and information to partners/external stakeholders about intern’s expectations  
  • Hold weekly Mentor Team meetings with the intern(s) during the duration of the internship 
  • Provide opportunities for professional development that are inline with the intern(s)’ stated goals/objectives 
  • Provide continued mentorship throughout the internship as well as guidance in preparation of a poster for the Extension Internship session at Forum 
  • Supervisors are expected to attend the poster session and support the intern(s) 
  • Complete online survey and performance evaluations at the close of the interns 

Applications for the 2023 Summer Extension Internship Program

  • Student applications for internships will open – Friday, January 20th, 2023
  • Student applications due – Friday, February 10th, 2023
  • Internship offers to be sent out to students – Week of March 6th

Important Dates

  • Request for Internship Proposal applications from campus-based Faculty/Staff and field-based Extension Agents and Specialists open – November 6th, 2022
  • Internship Proposals due – Monday, January 9th, 2023
  • Student applications for internships are open – Friday, January 20th, 2023
  • Student applications due – Friday, February 10th, 2023
  • Internship offers to be sent out to students – Week of March 6th

Internship Request for Applications Below

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