Ohio State University Extension Internship Program



2019 Progam Summary

Through this paid internship, interns work closely with a local OSU Extension educator as they teach classes, work with volunteers and make a difference in the community. As an intern, you will learn how you can use your education to make a difference in people’s lives and how what you are learning in college can have an impact on some of the most pressing issues facing Ohioans. Your intern work may include:

  • Planning, helping or teaching community classes, day camps, field days or fairs
  • Attending meetings with community leaders and volunteers
  • Developing news articles, exhibits, brochures, marketing materials, and resources for educational curriculum
  • Using social media and technology to share research-based information
  • Participating in field research, helping with literature reviews, and testing new methods and curriculum
  • Working with youth through 4-H activities, county fair, camps and project judgings

To Apply - the application period for the 2019 Internship Program is now closed.

To be considered for one of the 2019 paid internships, you must complete two years of college by June 1, 2019. Review the chart below to determine the internship in which you may be interested. You may apply for multiple positions with one application.

By March 3, 2019 (11:59 pm), submit the following information.

  • Completed application survey
  • Upload to the application survey:
    • A cover letter
    • A letter of recommendation from a professor, current or past advisor, or past employer
  • When considering preference of county locations, please note that housing is not provided by the internship program, and interns are responsible for reporting to the correct work headquarters as instructed by the supervisor/mentor. Interns are not required to live in the same city/county as the headquarters, but must be able to report appropriately on a consistent basis (on time, correct location, etc.).

Intern Work Period ♦ June 3 to August 9, 2019
All interns work 38 hours per week and will be paid $11 per hour. Interns who are earning college credit during this period will work 28 hours per week.

Interns will work closely with the OSU Extension educators in the county. This will include educators in agriculture and natural resources; family and consumer sciences; 4-H youth development; and community development.

Timeline for Review and Interviews
Interviews will take place the week of March 18, 2019 (in the region where the position is located or by phone/video). Successful candidates will be notified the week of March 25, 2019.

Internship Opportunities Available
For a visual of locations, see the 2019 Ohio State University Extension Internship Program Map.
For a downloadable version of the chart, see the 2019 Ohio State University Extension Internship Program Chart.

Each internship location has a slightly different focus impacting local residents. Each county hosting an internship is listed below with a more detailed work plan linked.

Click on “Intern Duties” for a description. When you click on the county name, you will be connected to the county office website where you can learn more about the staff and local programs. Click on the impact area titles to learn more about those areas.

Counties included in the Full Program, Administration Funded:

Ohio County
(office location)

Work Plan

Area Number

Mentor/Supervisor

Impact Areas

Program Areas

Adams County
(West Union)

Intern duties Area 22

Kathy Bruynis

Thriving Across the Life Span

Sustainable Food Systems

ANR, CD, 4-H

Ashland County
(Ashland)

Intern duties Area 9

Kathy Blackford

Workforce Development

Thriving Across the Life Span

ANR, 4-H

Ashtabula County
(Jefferson)

Intern duties Area 6

Jenna Hoyt

Workforce Development

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

4-H

Champaign County
(Urbana)

Intern duties Area 12

Amanda Douridas

Thriving Across the lifespan

Sustainable Food Systems

ANR, FCS, 4-H

Columbiana County
(Lisbon)

Intern duties

Area 10

Audrey Dimmerling

Workforce Development

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

CD, FCS, 4-H

Geauga County
(Burton)

Intern duties Area 6

Alisha Faudie

Thriving Across the Life Span

Sustainable Food Systems

ANR, 4-H

Hamilton County
(Cincinnati)

Intern duties Area 21

Tony Staubach

Workforce Development

Thriving Across the Life Span

4-H

Hancock (Findlay) and
Paulding
(Paulding)
Counties (combined)

Intern duties Areas 7
and 1

Glen Arnold

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

Environmental Quality

ANR, 4-H

Hocking County
(Logan)

Intern duties Area 18

Joyce Shriner

Workforce Development

Thriving Across the Life Span

ANR, CD, FCS, 4-H

Jackson Agricultural Research Station
(Jackson)

Intern
duties

Area 23 David K. Apsley Environmental Quality ANR, 4-H

Pickaway County
(Circleville)

Intern duties Area 16

Michelle Treber

Health and Wellness

Workforce Development

FCS, 4-H

Portage County
(Ravenna)

Intern duties

Area 10

Ashley Hughey

Workforce Development

Sustainable Food Systems

ANR, 4-H

Shelby County
(Sidney)

Intern duties

Area 11

Cassaundra Dietrich

Job Skills and Careers

Thriving Across the Life Span

4-H

Wood County
(Bowling Green)

Intern duties Area 2

Jayne Roth

Thriving Across the Lifespan

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

4-H

The counties below will utilize the centralized application and hiring process, but funding is provided by individual sources outside of Ohio State University Extension Administration (i.e. county funds, donations, etc.).

Ohio County
(office location)

Work Plan

Area Number

Mentor/Supervisor

Impact Areas

Program Areas

Delaware County
(Delaware)
Intern duties Area 13 Rob Leeds

Sustainable Food Systems

Environmental Quality
ANR, CD, 4-H

Holmes County
(Millersburg)

Intern duties Area 9 Janessa Hill

Health and Wellness

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities
ANR, FCS, 4-H
Mahoning County
(Canfield)
Intern duties Area 10 Beth Smith

Workforce Development

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities
ANR, FCS, 4-H
Ross County
(Chillicothe)
Intern duties Area 16 Lisa Barlage

Health and Wellness

Thriving Across the Lifespan
ANR, FCS, 4-H

Scioto County
(Portsmouth)

Intern duties Area 23 Jo Williams

Health and Wellness

Thriving Across the Lifespan
ANR, FCS, 4-H


To Learn More

Contact Jared Morrison at morrison.332@osu.edu.