The University of Wisconsin-Extension, Ashland County office is currently seeking interns for all semesters during the 2019-2020 school year. Extension works with other community organizations and educational institutions to promote sustainable community development, healthy family living practices, and strong youth development programs. The intern will be working primarily out of the Extension office in the Ashland County Courthouse.

The description of the internship is broad and flexible based on the interests and skills of the intern. This is a non-paid internship. UW-Extension will cover travel and other related expenses if part of the intern’s work.

General tasks may include:

  • Assist in all aspects of programming including needs assessment, planning, coordinating, facilitating and assessment for a variety of youth development programs (both capacity building and direct service)
  • Programs might include leadership, environmental education, club and county based 4-H programs, and possibly some programming at Bad River.
  • Assist in administrative tasks including direct communication with volunteers and interaction with stakeholders.
  • Writing press releases.
  • Possible grant writing (comes with training).
  • Assist in collaborative work with other organizations and educational institutions including program planning and facilitation.


  • 4-H Camp (counselor training, environmental education, camp planning and facilitation)
  • Grant writing for small grants for youth programming.
  • Program planning, coordination, facilitation and evaluation for programs ranging from local 4-H clubs to Bad River traditional food harvest.
  • Leadership development for local youth and in classrooms (school year).
  • Programming in areas of special interest to the intern (past examples include a horse clinic and a summer training group for local female MS and HS runners).

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The internship would begin at the start of the term applied for and end at the end of the term. During the fall semester interns have the option of applying for a 5-10 hr per week internship (2 credits) or a 15-20 hr per week internship (4 credits). Spring term and summer internship hours/credit needs can be discussed. Hours are flexible to meet the student’s schedule. Application for credit with Northland College is the student’s responsibility.

The intern will have the opportunity to acquire/strengthen skills in organization, program planning, facilitation, and evaluation, general youth and organizational development, and organizational communication, development, and project funding. They will also become familiar with University Extension programming in Youth Development and the potential career opportunities within Extension.

Work Hours: The majority of work hours will fall during the M – F, 8:00am to 4:00pm workday. Hours are flexible and may include occasional evening or weekend work to support programs.

Organization Details

University of Wisconsin - Extension 201 W. Main St, Courthouse Rm 107 Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 Website

How to Apply

Contact the Ashland County UW-Extension Office at 715-682-8385 or

To earn credit for this internship, application and registration deadlines are:
Fall Semester: apply by Aug. 30; registration materials due to the Registrar by Sept. 13
Winter Semester: apply by Jan. 3; registration materials due to the Registrar by Jan. 18
May Semester: apply by April. 10; registration materials due to the Registrar by April 29


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