Extension News

Poweshiek County Student is Working as Life in Iowa Intern

Life in Iowa

6/24/2005

AMES, Iowa — Amanda Crawford, a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in pre-journalism and mass communication, is working for Mahaska County Extension and Mahaska County Conservation this summer as part of Iowa State University Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program.

Crawford, whose hometown is Grinnell, is a conservation day camp assistant for the county. She is leading various learning and short conservation activities for youth attending day camps.

Each Iowa State Life in Iowa intern donates 100 hours of time over the summer to a community volunteer project. In addition to her work for the extension office, Crawford will volunteer at the Oskaloosa Herald. She will visit Mahaska County communities to write a weekly article about each community’s attractions.

This is the second year that a Life in Iowa intern from Iowa State has spent the summer working for Mahaska County Extension.

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.

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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