This spring, the University of Maryland Extension will hire the second cohort for “Creating Leadership and Professional Development Through Extension Internships” for summer 2023.
The University of Maryland Extension received a grant on April 15, 2021. The grant was endowed by the United States Department of Agriculture and sponsored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to create a summer internship program that will provide meaningful and technical skills to students at underserved institutions, community colleges, or non-land grant institutions to train a future agricultural workforce.
University of Maryland Extension (UME) created a summer internship program with seven interns annually paired with competent mentors; interns will gain hands-on experience and participate in leadership and professional development training. The project will address the eight core competencies in career readiness. Along with professional development and one-on-one pairing with a faculty mentor, interns will have networking opportunities with private industry professionals. The experience will be a 10-week program in which interns work full-time.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
Apply for the 2023 summer internship by the March 17 deadline. For more information and to apply, visit www.go.umd.edu/extensioninternships.
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