Madison County Extension Now Seeking 4-H Program Intern



Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Madison County

4-H Summer Program Intern

Position Description
Position is responsible for working with the Madison County Extension staff to facilitate research-based programming throughout Madison 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. Intern will be expected to help with Madison County Fair as needed. Must be reliable, detail-orientated, self-motivated and work well with kids.

  • Create detailed lesson plans utilizing research-based curricula
  • Organize supplies and equipment for programs as scheduled by County Youth Coordinator
  • Communicate with host-site coordinator as needed via email
  • Chaperones youth on field trips, day camps and conference/retreats
  • Prepare for county fair: process entries and organize materials
  • Assist with daily county fair events during the week of July 15th-19nd


  • One year of college completed, minimum
  • Enjoy building positive relationships with youth and adult clients
  • Comfortable speaking and presenting publically to groups
  • Able to work independently or on a team
  • Reliable transportation on a daily basis with ability to travel within Central Iowa
  • Successful completion of Child Protection and Safety Program/background screening
  • Possess computer skills including email, internet, Microsoft Office programs
  • Maintain a close working relationship with staff, volunteers and partners
  • Well organized and capable of managing duties and schedules
  • Available during the entire Madison County Fair, July 15-19, with the ability to work long hours
  • Able to lift 40 pounds


  • 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

Temporary, Full-time position beginning May 13th- Aug 2nd (Tentative). 40s/week. Work hours will generally fall between Monday-Friday 8am-4:30 pm with a 30-minute lunch. Occasional evening and weekend hours to be expected. Must be available to work during the Madison County Fair: July 15th-19nd.
Wage Commensurate with Experience -Non-exempt, hourly. Mileage paid for approved work travel.
If enrolled in college and in need of college credit, with prior approval, Extension staff will supervise an internship for completion credits.
Please send resume, cover letter and application to
To be guaranteed consideration, application packets must be received by Friday, February 28th, 2019.
Candidates selected for interview will be notified by March 10th.
Interviews will be held the week of March 16th at the Madison County Extension Office in Winterset.
Madison County Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer
… and justice for all
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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