Extension News

Life in Iowa Intern is Working in Cerro Gordo County

Life in Iowa

5/25/2005

AMES, Iowa — Elizabeth Dietenberger, a senior at Iowa State University majoring in history, is interning at The Mason City Foundation this summer as part of Iowa State University Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program.

Dietenberger, whose hometown is Ankeny, is an intern archivist and curator. She assists with cataloguing, organizing and filing archival material. She also will implement a framework of processes and materials that will help maintain the collection.

Each Iowa State Life in Iowa intern donates 100 hours of time over the summer to a community volunteer project. In addition to her archiving work at the Foundation, Dietenberger will volunteer with the Music Man Museum. She will give museum tours, assist with the gift shop and will work on a rotating display exhibit.

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