Extension summer internships spread from Onslow to Transylvania in 2015
The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T’s internship program placed 13 college students in 2015 summer jobs. The interns worked at County Extension centers across the state. For one group of interns, the summer focus was 4-H science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Bertie, Columbus, Cumberland, Gaston, Lee, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow and Transylvania counties. Another group worked to support the 4-H Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in six counties; and for a third group the summer focus was on the overall programming at the County Extension centers where they were stationed.
The interns were at A&T for an introductory session in late April, and orientation and training May 18-21. Interns specializing in 4-H STEM reported to work on June 8. Those whose focus was the overall spectrum of Cooperative Extension reported to Extension centers in Forsyth, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly and Stokes counties in mid-June. The 4-H EFNEP interns also reported to county Extension centers in Columbus, Forsyth, Lee, Nash, Onslow and Vance counties on June 15. The Student Internship Program concluded with a round-up session with the interns returning to campus on July 30-31.
Seven of the 13 interns are juniors, seniors or graduate students at A&T, and five of the seven are working toward degrees offered by the SAES.