Involving Undergraduate Students as Extension Program Interns
Undergraduate students represent a potentially valuable pool of talented people who can extend the ability of agents to provide education at a time when resources are limited. A student intern was recruited and employed to visit cattle producers and develop reports about alternative marketing strategies. Each of the producers found at least a few useful ideas from the intern's reports. The project was funded with research dollars from a marketing project being conducted by a cooperating faculty member. This represents a different way of reaching audiences, with learning occurring for clients, student interns, and Extension staff.
Rogers, B., Mason, K., & Cornelius, J. (2001). Involving Undergraduate Students as Extension Program Interns. The Journal of Extension, 39(5), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol39/iss5/17