Poweshiek County Summer 4-H Intern

Base County
Counties Served

Position is responsible for working with the County Youth Coordinator to facilitate in-person programming to youth with partner organizations throughout Poweshiek County. Intern will develop lesson plans utilizing research-based curriculum provided by Extension. This individual will be responsible for planning, organizing, and facilitating lessons to the youth, as well as documenting and reporting youth participation. Intern will be expected to help with the Poweshiek County Fair as needed. Must be reliable, detail-orientated, self-motivated and work well with youth. 


•    Create detailed lesson plans utilizing research-based curricula
•    Organize supplies and equipment for programs as scheduled by County Youth   
•    Communicate through various platforms
•    Deliver programming face to face 
•    Chaperones youth on field trips, day camps and conference/retreats
•    Prepare for county fair by processing entries and organizing materials
•    Assist with daily county fair events during the Poweshiek County Fair


•    One year of college completed
•    Enjoy building positive relationships with youth and adult clients
•    Comfortable speaking and presenting publicly to groups
•    Able to work independently or on a team
•    Reliable transportation daily with ability to travel within Poweshiek County
•    Successful completion of Child Protection and Safety Program/background screening
•    Possess computer skills including email, internet, video conferencing, Microsoft Office
•    Maintain a close working relationship with staff, volunteers, and partners
•    Well organized and capable of managing duties and schedules

•    Available during the entire Poweshiek County Fair with the ability to work long hours
•    Able to lift 40 pounds

Preferred Qualifications

•    Knowledge of 4-H Program, specifically program priority areas: STEM, Healthy Living,
     Arts and Communication, and Civic Engagement & Leadership 
•    Experience working with diverse audiences
•    Education Major or similar 
•    Experience preparing youth-centric lesson plans
•    Experience with formal and informal education settings

Additional Information

•    Starting Salary: To be determined based (30-40 Hours per week for 9 weeks)
•    Mileage for use of personal vehicle in the performance of approved duties will be paid at the current Poweshiek County travel allowance rate

Application Documents
•    Cover Letter
•    Resume
•    3 References

To Apply

Applications will be accepted through February 23, 2024, at 4:30 pm or until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Director Cathy Lents at clents@iastate.edu.  

Job Type
Start/End Date:  June 1, 2024 (as available) to August 1, 2024. May flex based on applicant’s schedule, temporary position, 30-40 hours per week.
Wages (type)
Wages (status)
TBD based on experience
Application Deadline

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

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