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Summer 2014 Military Extension Internship Program Opportunities

Posted: January 20, 2014

Internships Are Available in Child Development, School-Age and Youth Development Programs. The Military Extension Internship Program is an opportunity for college students to gain practical work experience in child development, school-age, and youth programs. Interns work on military installations around the world for 10 to 15 weeks and receive a broad range of experiences, from working with children and youth and implementing programs, to learning about the management of child and youth centers.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014
 
A partnership between the Cooperative Extension System and the Department of Defense, has provided the funding for this national, military childcare/youth development internship program. Through this initiative, students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to develop professional skills in childcare and youth development through practical work experience with military children, youth, and families. It is possible for current students to obtain academic credit for this experience.  Interns' compensation will include an hourly wage or stipend and assistance with travel expenses.
 
Interns will be placed on military installations across the United States with limited opportunities for international placement. Since spring of 2010, the program successfully placed 333 interns who have developed professional skills in childcare and youth development through practical work experience with military children, youth, and families. The hire rate for employment eligible interns across Army, Navy and Air Force is now over 26%. They had four interns hired into permanent positions during December, 2013!

The Military Extension Internship Program will accept applications for the Summer 2014 class through January 31, 2014.

More information and application materials can be found at the website Military Extension Internship Program.

Specific questions, regarding the internships, may be referred to Jessica Wandless at jwandles@purdue.edu