We are pleased to announce the continuation of the OCES Internship Program for the summer of 2011. Since 2007 the program has been funded in an effort to provide quality educational experiences for students, to strengthen county programs by providing added resources in the form of a staff member for part of the summer, and as a recruitment program for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. We believe the program is being successful, so it will be continued at a reduced level, even with tough budget issues facing OCES. Internships will be reduced to 10 weeks and fewer may be placed than in the past.
Attached documents include the program description, application to be an internship host site and application for student interns. Please share the application with students who might have an interest in learning more about OCES and especially those who may wish to seek employment with OCES after graduation. This spring there will also be an optional 8 week Introduction to Cooperative Extension Course (AGLD 4990) provided for undergraduates who may wish to learn more about OCES.
- OCES Internship Announcement
- OCES Internship Application
- OCES Internship Site Application
- OCES Internship FAQ
- OCES Guidelines and Expectations for the Internship
While we acknowledge interns will be exposed to the 4-H program as a result of the many summer 4-H activities, these internships should not be limited to a "4-H only" experience. We want students to experience the wide variety of services, programs and events that comprise the Extension Service in Oklahoma . Applicants for intern host sites are encouraged to involve the entire staff and all program areas in planning the internship experience.
If your county is currently funding an internship we would like for you to continue to do so, but we would like to handle your applicants for consistency. You can complete the site for and make notation that you have your own funding.
All District Program Specialists and District Extension Directors have worked with the Assistant Directors in developing this Internship Program, so if you have questions that we have not covered in the Frequently Asked Questions document, please give any of us a call. However, I will continue to provide overall leadership for the program this summer.
Once host sites have been selected, a Centra session will be offered, to help coordinate the programming among hosting counties. If additional interaction is needed as a statewide workgroup, this will be done via Centra or conference call, so travel and added meetings are not expected.
On behalf of the committee who has worked on implementing this program, I would like to express appreciation to Dr. Trapp for his willingness to continue to support this program.
Charles B. Cox
Professor, Assistant Director
& State 4-H Program Leader, OCES