Life in Iowa Intern is Working in Des Moines County
AMES, Iowa — Victoria Birkenholtz, a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in agricultural education, is working for the Girl Scouts of Shining Trail this summer as part of Iowa State University Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program.
Birkenholtz, whose hometown is Colfax, is the equestrian director for Camp L-Kee-Ta. She delivers an instructional and recreational program to youth in a day and resident camp setting.
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 Girl Scouts camp, Birkenholtz will volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Shining Trail Council. She will help the council with a literacy project.
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.
Tom Ligouri, Life in Iowa, (515) 294-8483, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynette Spicer, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-1327, email@example.com