UW-Madison, Division of Extension offices are located in each Wisconsin county with faculty that work diligently to develop practical educational programs tailored to local needs based on university knowledge and research. The Extension delivers these education programs where people live and work, whether it’s on the farm, in schools, and/or in community centers.
An important and well-supported program within Extension Jefferson County is the 4-H Program. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, with more than 150,000 young people in urban, suburban, and rural settings involved within Wisconsin alone. Youth ages 5-19 learn important life skills like leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and communication to help prepare them for successful futures, all while in engaging in fun, hands-on activities. In Wisconsin, the program has nearly 13,000 adult volunteers to serve as mentors and role models for youth participants and help provide safe, interactive places for youth to take risks, practice their independence, and master new skills.
For the summer of 2020, Extension Jefferson County is seeking a 4-H Summer Intern to provide assistance in the development of education programs to support the Jefferson County 4-H Program. This includes developing and marketing programs, and other project based work.
As an organized, multi-tasking, and 4-H/agriculture experienced individual, you will be successful in completing these key projects, tasks, and responsibilities:
Create an Ag Career Day Tour across Jefferson County for 4-H participants
Assist in the marketing of 4-H programs (i.e. promotional videos, photography, booths, social media, etc.)
Develop, implement, and supervise 4-H community building activities
Chaperone overnight camps for 4-H participants
Perform some clerical functions
Wage: $11/hour Hours: 40 hours/week; mid-May through mid-August
Qualifications we are looking for:
Minimum of 60 college credits completed
Strong organization and communication skills, while also being a self-starter and open to collaboration
Familiar with or an alumnus of the 4-H program, with general knowledge or experience in the agriculture industry.
Age 21 years or above preferred, in order to be able to chaperone overnight camps
For consideration, a completed application is required when submitting a cover letter and resume.
Applications will be accepted until this position is filled
Application and position details are available at www.jeffersoncountywi.gov or Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave. Room 111, Jefferson, WI 53549.
Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer