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Iowa State University Life in Iowa Students are Interning in Jones County

Life in Iowa


AMES, Iowa -- Two Iowa State University students are working in Jones County this summer as part of ISU Extension's Life in Iowa intern program.

Heather Reid, whose hometown is Onslow and who is a senior majoring in public service and administration in agriculture, is working for the Jones Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Jones County Conservation. She is working with federal, state, and district employees to implement conservation practices on private and public lands at the Jones SWCD. At Jones County Conservation, she is developing and formatting maps.

Jaclyn Manternach is working for Jones County Extension helping with a variety of programs as well as general office duties. She is a sophomore majoring in pre-architecture and originally from Cascade.

Each Iowa State Life in Iowa intern donates 100 hours of time over the summer to a community volunteer project. Reid will volunteer with the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Earth Team Volunteer Program. She will work to improve their outreach and education program by incorporating conservation education into local children's activities.

Manternach will volunteer with ISU Extension's Clover Kids program for children in kindergarten through third grade and with Master Gardeners helping with day-program curriculum and county fair exhibits. She also will help with the Jones County Fair.

This is the second year that a Life in Iowa intern from Iowa State has spent the summer working for the Jones Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Jones County Conservation.

The Life in Iowa program encourages students to stay in Iowa after college graduation by involving them in the communities in which they are working. The interns complement their work experience with classroom learning and service projects that help them experience the people, businesses, and organizations that make Iowa a great place to live and work. The program encourages students to develop leadership, ethics, and service skills that will help them in the future.

For more information on the Life in Iowa program, visit http://www.lifeiniowa.org.


Contacts :
Tom Ligouri, Life in Iowa, (515) 294-8483, ligouri@iastate.edu Lynette Spicer, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-1327, lspicer@iastate.edu