Extension Announces 2024 Summer Internship Program

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Imagine a career in which you can make a positive difference in the community every day

Imagine a career where you teach people, and your classroom is a farm, field, factory, forest, home, or community. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply to the NC State Extension Summer Internship Program. This is an experience that prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers! 

Interns will assist Extension Agents through programs such as Master Gardeners, crop protection, diabetes cooking classes, and 4-H livestock projects. Extension internships offer a first-hand view of Extension careers. For these internships, we are seeking students whose academic background is relevant to Extension, especially: agricultural and Extension education; agricultural and resource economics; animal science; applied ecology; biological and agricultural engineering; communications; crop and soil sciences; education; entomology and plant pathology; family and consumer sciences; food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences; horticultural science; plant and microbial biology; poultry science; public administration; youth development; and others.

In 2024, 30 internships are available across North Carolina:

  • Northeast: Chowan, Edgecombe, Nash, and Northampton
  • Southeast: Bladen, Johnston, Lenoir, and Wilson
  • South Central: Catawba, Cabarrus, Cumberland, Iredell, Lee, Montgomery, Rowan, and Union
  • North Central: Alamance, Alleghany, Chatham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Surry, and Vance
  • West: Burke, Caldwell, Henderson, McDowell, Rutherford, and Transylvania

Interns are compensated $4800 ($12 per hour, 40 hours per week, 10 weeks). Learn more about each specific internship and county by checking out the Internship Locations page. The FAQ page includes information about qualifications, academic credit, and more. NC State students should apply in ePack. The job title is “NC Cooperative Extension Summer Internship,” and the ID number is 19708. Applicants must submit the following by February 21:

  • Two references with contact information
  • A resume that includes their major and current GPA
  • Latest college or university transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • A list of specific county location(s) to which the applicant is applying (you may all to all counties)

Students from other institutions should email complete application materials in pdf format to Ms. Desiree Mallon, ddmallon@ncsu.edu.

Questions may be directed to 919-515-1758 or joseph_donaldson@ncsu.edu.