AMES, Iowa — Andrew Chamberlain, a senior at Iowa State University majoring in community and regional planning, is working for the City of Laurens this summer as part of Iowa State University Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program.
Chamberlain, whose hometown is Harlan, will help evaluate and analyze costs for providing municipal services as well as gathering, analyzing and interpreting grant requirements and opportunities to fund municipal capital improvements.
Each Iowa State Life in Iowa intern donates 100 hours of time over the summer to a community volunteer project. In addition to his work for the city offices, Chamberlain will volunteer in a variety of community activities, which may include the Laurens Public Library summer reading program, summer 4-H or scouting events or the summer baseball and swim teams.
This is the third year that a Life in Iowa intern from Iowa State has spent the summer working for the City of Laurens.
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.
Lynette Spicer, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-1327,