How to Apply

Applications have closed for the 2020 Extension Internships, please check back in January 2021 to apply for our 2021 Extension Internships

All interns must be current CSU students, and must not be graduating seniors. The internship period is 10 weeks over the summer, in addition students are required to present a poster from their internship at the annual extension forum in late October.

You may view the list of internship opportunities.

When applying you will be asked to select each of the internships that you are interested in, you are welcome to choose only one opportunity or many.  You will be asked to answer a few questions related to each internship you select. In addition applicants must submit a PDF Resume or CV for full consideration.

Applications are due in February and notifications on internship selections are made the week before Spring Break.  Internship orientations will be held in April with each intern and mentor team, specific information on this orientation will be provided to interns.

Applications have closed for the 2020 Extension Internships, please check back in January 2021 to apply for our 2021 Extension Internships

Following the success of the 2019 CSU Extension Internship program, funding will be available to support student internships in the summer of 2020!  Students will apply to specific internships, based on the needs of faculty/staff and Extension agents. This call is to solicit internship ideas and opportunities from regular faculty and staff so that a database can be created with the internship opportunities. 

To learn more about last year’s Extension Internship opportunities please see HERE

Internship Requirements:

  • Must be based in Colorado
  • Must include applied research
  • Must support stakeholder engagement with regional or county-based extension agents, including providing the intern significant time in the field – If you need help connecting with an extension field-based expert we can help with the matchmaking.

Proposal will be accepted until January 15, 2020 and students will be asked to apply by February 17th, 2020. Mentor teams (made up of someone from Extension and campus) will then have an opportunity to interview and select their student intern. Mentor teams must send student selections to Becca Jablonski and Becky Hill by March 2nd, 2020.

Campus Based Supervisor Expectations

The supervisor must be a CSU employee and  is expected to work with the host site supervisor to provide support and oversight of the intern. This includes assisting with the tasks listed under host site supervisor below. The campus supervisor is also expected to assist the student to prepare a poster to be presented at the CSU extension forum (held on-campus) in October detailing their experiences. Supervisor is expected to attend the poster session.

Extension and Host Site Supervisor Responsibilities:

The host site supervisor needs to be an employee of CSU Extension and provide on-site support and oversight of the intern as well as work in with the Campus Based Supervisor. Provide on-site orientation to introduce member to host site and potential partner site(s). Work with intern to set up a daily work schedule, including appropriate number of hours in the office. Establish internship goals and objectives, including ‘stage gates’ to assess whether the intern is moving at appropriate pace. Introduce intern throughout the community and to stakeholders as appropriate. Provide training and information to partners/external stakeholders about intern expectations.Provide opportunities for professional development that are in-line with the intern’s stated goals/objectives. Provide intern with the tools and resources they need to meet goals and objectives. Provide continued mentorship throughout the internship as well as guidance in the preparation of a poster for the Extension Internship session at Forum, supervisors are expected to attend the poster session and support the intern.Complete online survey and performance evaluation at the close of the internship. 

Campus responsibilities

All student interns will be required to participate in bi-weekly zoom sessions with a campus-based coordinator. This will help to ensure that all interns learn from each other’s experiences. 

Hiring and payroll.

Coordination of program evaluation.

Oversight and support for any research related activities.Dissemination of results throughout campus, this will be done in part as part of a student poster event at Forum.

 Funding

All salary and fringe support for the student intern will be provided by the selected student’s College(and supplemented, as necessary, by the Office of Engagement). Students will be paid approximately $4,000 including fringe for the internship during the summer of 2020. There is no match requirement. However, if there is funding to support student travel and/or housing, this is appreciated and campus will work with you to provide this to the student

Apply

Please submit a one-page proposal which addresses each of the criteria outlined below to Becca.Jablonski@colostate.edu by January 15th 2020. Contact Becca Jablonski will any questions: 970-491-6133.

  1. Title and brief description of internship
  2. List of both campus and field based mentors and contact information
  3. Identified opportunities for the student’s professional development and learning outcomes
  4. Identified community stakeholder needs and priority
  5. Connection to engaged/applied research
  6. Evidence of mentorship capacity

Applications have closed for 2020 Extension Internships, please check back in November 2020 to apply for a 2021 Extension Intern.

Following the success of the 2019 CSU Extension Internship program, funding will be available to support student internships in the summer of 2020!  Students will apply to specific internships, based on the needs of faculty/staff and Extension agents. This call is to solicit internship ideas and opportunities from regular faculty and staff so that a database can be created with the internship opportunities. 

To learn more about last year’s Extension Internship opportunities please see HERE

Internship Requirements:

  • Must be based in Colorado
  • Must include applied research
  • Must support stakeholder engagement with regional or county-based extension agents, including providing the intern significant time in the field – If you need help connecting with an extension field-based expert we can help with the matchmaking.

Proposal will be accepted until January 15, 2020 and students will be asked to apply by February 17th, 2020. Mentor teams (made up of someone from Extension and campus) will then have an opportunity to interview and select their student intern. Mentor teams must send student selections to Becca Jablonski and Becky Hill by March 2nd, 2020.

Campus Based Supervisor Expectations

The supervisor must be a CSU employee and  is expected to work with the host site supervisor to provide support and oversight of the intern. This includes assisting with the tasks listed under host site supervisor below. The campus supervisor is also expected to assist the student to prepare a poster to be presented at the CSU extension forum (held on-campus) in October detailing their experiences. Supervisor is expected to attend the poster session.

Extension and Host Site Supervisor Responsibilities:

The host site supervisor needs to be an employee of CSU Extension and provide on-site support and oversight of the intern as well as work in with the Campus Based Supervisor. Provide on-site orientation to introduce member to host site and potential partner site(s). Work with intern to set up a daily work schedule, including appropriate number of hours in the office. Establish internship goals and objectives, including ‘stage gates’ to assess whether the intern is moving at appropriate pace. Introduce intern throughout the community and to stakeholders as appropriate. Provide training and information to partners/external stakeholders about intern expectations.Provide opportunities for professional development that are in-line with the intern’s stated goals/objectives. Provide intern with the tools and resources they need to meet goals and objectives. Provide continued mentorship throughout the internship as well as guidance in the preparation of a poster for the Extension Internship session at Forum, supervisors are expected to attend the poster session and support the intern.Complete online survey and performance evaluation at the close of the internship. 

Campus responsibilities

All student interns will be required to participate in bi-weekly zoom sessions with a campus-based coordinator. This will help to ensure that all interns learn from each other’s experiences. 

Hiring and payroll.

Coordination of program evaluation.

Oversight and support for any research related activities.Dissemination of results throughout campus, this will be done in part as part of a student poster event at Forum.

Funding

All salary and fringe support for the student intern will be provided by the selected student’s College(and supplemented, as necessary, by the Office of Engagement). Students will be paid approximately $4,000 including fringe for the internship during the summer of 2020. There is no match requirement. However, if there is funding to support student travel and/or housing, this is appreciated and campus will work with you to provide this to the student

Apply

Please submit a one-page proposal which addresses each of the criteria outlined below to Becca.Jablonski@colostate.edu by January 15th 2020. Contact Becca Jablonski will any questions: 970-491-6133.

  1. Title and brief description of internship
  2. List of both campus and field based mentors and contact information
  3. Identified opportunities for the student’s professional development and learning outcomes
  4. Identified community stakeholder needs and priority
  5. Connection to engaged/applied research
  6. Evidence of mentorship capacity

Important Dates

Though the exact dates change every year, generally we issue a call for faculty/staff and extension agent applications in December, with a due date in January. Students then apply to internships by mid-February, and decisions are made/students are selected before spring break.
 
Note that all internships take place over the summer and last approximately 10 weeks. 
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