Extension News

Life in Iowa Intern is Working in Johnson County

Life in Iowa

5/25/2005

AMES, Iowa — Karina Anderson, a senior at Iowa State University majoring in public service and administration in agriculture, is working for the Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) this summer as part of Iowa State University Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program.

Anderson, whose hometown is Harcourt, is a naturalist intern. She conducts public programs to explain and interpret the prairies, woodlands, wetlands and other sub-habitats of the area. She also will develop and present programs for area school children and assist with the production of a quarterly newsletter.

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 in public programs at JCCB, Anderson will volunteer to help coordinate a volunteer corps. She will help with press releases, database management and volunteer recruitment.

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