4-H Youth Development Summer Interns – Non-UMN Students

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Job Title: 4-H Youth Development Summer Interns – Non-UMN Students
Location: Twin Cities;Crookston;Duluth;Morris;Rochester;All Other -See Job Description
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 352591
About the Job Title: 4-H Youth Development Summer Interns – Non-UMN Students

Program Area: Extension Center for Youth Development

Assignment Location: County or Regional Extension Offices throughout the state.

Interview Date: Interviews will be on-going and will be held via Zoom

Application Deadline:Feb 12, 2023; we will continue to review applications until all positions are filled.

University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. Our mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Extension strives to attract and retain high-quality, passionate employees, and weave diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of Extension’s programming and employee engagement. More information about Extension and its 4-H youth development program is at http://www.extension.umn.edu and http://www.fourh.umn.edu/.


4-H Summer Intern positions are located throughout the state and each one is assigned to a county or regional office location. Each intern’s assigned projects will generally be managed in the area surrounding the office location. Much of the intern’s work may take place away from the office location.


These positions are designed to provide hands-on experience for the intern and at the same time provide local and regional Extension Educators with extra needed help during the busy summer season.

4-H Summer Intern positions are contingent on local funding and will vary from 8 to 13 weeks in length. Many positions will begin in early June. Some positions will start at less than full-time and need to flex to full-time during peak periods such as during assigned events or local fairs. An intern will be assigned a project or focus depending on the local or regional need. Some interns may focus on more than one type of project. County-based positions will be working with the local county 4-H program and regional positions will be focused on specific programming areas, including Agronomy & Horticulture and Shooting Sports & Wildlife/ATV. A sampling of possible project assignments includes and is not limited to:

    Assisting with day and/or resident campsAssisting with coordinating county, regional and/or state programs, activities and eventsWorking with other summer 4-H programs and activities coordinated through a regional or state center Assisting with youth leadersAssisting with 4-H membership recruitmentAssisting with implementing strategies for reaching new audiences or enhancing current programsWorking with partner programs and helping to build partnershipsWorking with volunteersAssisting with media relations


    The 4-H summer intern position is temporary and contingent on local funding. Complete information about the exact number and locations of internships is available by accessing the link under the “To Apply” section.Each intern will report to an Extension Educator. That person will oversee the intern’s work and schedule. Reimbursement for travel expenses is available. (Must provide own means for traveling throughout the assigned area).Wage rate is $15.00 per hour. Payroll is processed each pay period according to submitted time cards.Each hire is contingent on a State Criminal Background check clearance (or other checks as appropriate).
Qualifications Education: A High School diploma or equivalent is required. Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate college student, may not have completed their undergraduate program, and may not have graduated in the Spring of 2023. Bachelor’s degree programs with a focus in youth development, education, human development, agriculture or natural resources are strongly preferred. The completion of at least two years of college is preferred.

Experience: Experience using computer software technology is required. 4-H youth development experience as a member and/or volunteer is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: An interest in/skill in working with young people and adults is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. An interest in an Extension career is preferred. Leadership ability, good judgment, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to work productively as part of a team are required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.

Following University of Minnesota Safety of Minors policy, candidates must be at least 19 years old by the start date. As a primary staff member at events, the intern would be 2 years older than the oldest participant. If necessary to drive for the designated county, an intern must be 19 years old. To be qualified to chaperone an overnight event, the intern must be 21 years old. Requirements may vary by location.

Current 4-H members who are selected as interns, must have a willingness to forgo opportunities as a 4-H member that conflict with the responsibilities as an intern.

How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions.

Items required for the application:

    Resume and Cover letter- Include experience and skills detailed in the qualifications. Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)- Add college transcript as an additional page to your cover letter or resume. Otherwise you will need to upload them AFTER submitting the online application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section. See full instructions, https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Applicant-Center/Help-Job-Applications/Using-Job-Application-System. Location- You will then follow this link (https://z.umn.edu/4-Hinternlocation) to review a list of counties and regional programs with positions and indicate your preferences. View list and map for reference.
Application Steps:

    Complete online applicationAttach cover letter and resume while completing online application, include transcripts as an additional page(s) to your cover letter or resume.Submit your applicationAttach a copy of your college transcript (if not added to cover letter/resume) by returning to the My Job Applications pageIndicate your location preferences at this link: (https://z.umn.edu/4-Hinternlocation)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTStephanie Grimes, Youth Development Hiring Coordinator, E-mail: [email protected]

To request an accommodation during the application process, please email [email protected] or call 612-624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity The University of Minnesota and Extension recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to submit proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit a medical or religious exemption form and agree to comply with the University's testing requirement. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax.


Working at University of Minnesota - Rochester

UMR offers distinctive health sciences and biosciences education to prepare students for a broad spectrum of current and emerging careers, ranging from patient care to pure and applied research.

The campus community serves approximately 750 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of downtown Rochester.

Vision: The University of Minnesota Rochester will inspire and empower undergraduates to solve the grand health care challenges of the 21st century.

Founded: 2006

First Graduating Class: 2013

Location: Downtown Rochester, Minnesota -- in the heart of the medical world

Specialty: Undergraduate Health Sciences

UMR Majors:

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS)

  • An innovative degree program with an integrated curriculum to provide students with a foundational undergraduate education that allows them to pursue a wide range of careers in the health sciences field.

Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP)

Enrollment: Enrollment varies by class, but maximum enrollment is approximately 1,000.

Average Incoming High School Cumulative GPA: 3.6

Average Class Size: 21

Median ACT: 22-27

Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Note: There are no Teaching Assistants. There are no lecture halls. Faculty are available in JustASK Centers daily.

Financial Aid: 97% of students received financial aid in 2017.

Diversity Profile: University of Minnesota Rochester

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) has always prided itself in its diverse student body. UMR is different from other colleges and universities, having a single focus in providing degrees in health care. At this innovative campus, students who are traditionally in underrepresented populations in higher education (students of color, first-year generation students, Pell Grant-eligible students) are not only being retained but are also graduating in four years at rates above national numbers. Last year’s incoming class included 35.7% students of color.


Faculty and staff build relationships with students, connecting them to resources that contribute to student success during their time at UMR. Each student is paired with a success coach and given access to learning cohorts, Living Learning CommunitiesJustASK centers where faculty are readily available, bridge programs, and first-year student research teams.


More than 90% of UMR graduates complete their education and earn their degrees in four years or less, reducing the debt that they incur compared to other universities. Because of the specialized degrees offered at UMR, alumni graduate into a field where they are able to find jobs quickly, fulfilling a workforce shortage. 100% of Bachelor of Science in Health Professions students are employed in their field post-graduation.  


Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree continue their studies in medicine, mental health, public health and research.


UMR is constantly being driven to discover new, innovative ways to serve its students. One of the ways this is accomplished is through faculty’s primary research being conducted on student learning. The results of this research is seen in UMR’s unique flipped classrooms, active classroom environment (rather than traditional lecture-based classes), consistent group work, and most notably, the intersection between various subjects. Faculty in UMR’s Center for Learning Innovation offer an integrated curriculum, enabling students to develop critical thinking skills, empowering them to be exceptional learners whose careers address real life and real-world problems in the health care arena.


As the workforce demand in the health care industry increases, as well as the diversity among graduating high school seniors, not only in Minnesota but also around the country and world, UMR is poised to welcome underrepresented students to its purpose-driven campus. UMR’s evidence-based, relationship-driven practices are propelling the University to inspire transformation in higher education through innovations that empower graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st century.

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