Research shows that college students involved in meaningful internship opportunities with Extension significantly increases the chance that they will stay in that career field after graduation. An Extension internship provides a valuable learning experience for both the intern and the agent. For the student, the internship provides a setting where they can implement the philosophy and teaching methods of non-formal education as it becomes a lesson in “real-world-learning”; for many agents, supervising an intern serves as a refresher course in the theories and principles of non-formal education as well as an opportunity to update their own knowledge and skills.
The Extension Career Intern Training and Education Program (EXCITE) provides instruction and hands-on experience that demonstrates the power of Extension and educational outreach. The semester-long internship places you in a county extension office in Texas. You will learn how to make a difference – one life at a time.