Penn State Extension Adams County Ag Entrepreneurship Internship 2016

Posted: March 18, 2016

This paid summer internship will run from May 31 through Aug 5 (10 weeks) for 40 hours per week at $10.00 per hour.

This unique opportunity with Adams County will provide a student intern an opportunity to connect agricultural education, research and community development. Through collaboration with educators the intern will not only learn the analytical science and teaching skills transferable to many fields, but how to tie the lessons to the formation of community development, thereby illustrating how agriculture fits into the continued growth of a whole community.

Responsibilities may include:

Value-Added Specialty Crop Entrepreneurship Program

  • Conducting interviews and writing articles
  • Marketing research and data analysis
  • Short video design, filming and editing
  • Tree Fruit Production
  • Assisting with applied research to increase agricultural innovation and environmental sustainability
  • Assisting with extension programs that address educational needs of “next generation” specialty crop growers

Community & Economic Development

  • Developing scripts and materials for online local government curriculum
  • Shadowing opportunities in the areas of strategic planning and facilitation

We are seeking enthusiastic undergraduate students from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences with interests in rural agriculture production, agricultural education, fruit production, and community and economic development. This intern will be part of a team, and must function in a manner that maintains a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm with other staff, management and clients.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. The selected intern will have the opportunity to work in multiple Adams County locations throughout the summer, in and near Gettysburg, PA.

Individuals interested in applying should send their resume to Carla Snyder, by March 31, 2016. For additional information, please visit

or call, 717-334-6271, ext. 321.

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