UGA Extension Internship

What is the Extension Internship?

As part of the institution's land-grant mission, UGA Extension contributes to the overall public service and outreach initiatives of the University of Georgia. The Extension service is a network of area specialists, county agents, and community volunteers that plays an integral role in translating the science of everyday living for farmers, families and communities across Georgia. The organization offers paid internships for college students to work for one semester in a county Extension office allowing them to see  the impact of the university on a local and/or regional level. Students will be matched with an agent in the county or region they prefer, if possible. Internships are available for any semester, though priority is given to summer internship opportunities. There are a limited number of paid internships available each year.

For more information, view the Extension Internship brochure (pdf).

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Draw understandings and apply skills between classroom knowledge and real-world scenarios while developing a solution-oriented mindset
  • Experience daily life of a county agent accompanied by the ever-changing questions that arise from local stakeholders
  • Learn to identify community needs through structured assessments
  • Develop essential programming based off of community needs and backed by research
  • Contribute to youth leadership development through Georgia 4-H, one of the largest youth non-profit leadership organizations nationwide
  • Conduct a personalized research project related to the immediate community
  • Earn college credits at the discretion and guidance of the student's respective academic department

Applicant Information

Minimum requirements
Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled (or the semester immediately following graduation) as an undergraduate or graduate student in a degree program that would qualify the participant for employment as an Extension agent
  • Interested in pursuing a career in Extension
Summer Application Deadline: February 1, 2024

Just the facts

UGA Extension

Throughout Georgia

Paid internships available at an hourly rate dependent on term

 Fall, spring and summer terms

Application info:
Summer internship applications due February 1, 2024. Fall and spring internship applications available upon request.

Internship Contact

Michael J. Martin Director of Extension County Operations
Office of the Associate Dean for Extension