This opportunity is curated through the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network. Opportunities posted through the Network may not be affiliated with the Florida Museum or TESI, but are shared with UF undergraduate students who want to learn more about environmental research, education and outreach, and civic engagement. 

Host Organization

UF/IFAS Extension


Interns will be matched with counties acceptable to them. Interns must also be acceptable to the recipient county.

Type of position

Paid internship

  • 40 hours per week for eight weeks with a maximum of 320 hours
  • Interns will be paid $640 per week ($16 per hour for eight weeks)

Position description

The summer internship program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Students participating in this paid internship will work with county UF/IFAS Extension faculty to deliver educational programming throughout Florida. Together with the local UF/IFAS Extension faculty, students will work in one or more of these program areas:

  • Agricultural and horticultural enterprises
  • Water resources
  • Natural resources and environmental quality
  • Individual and family development
  • Community resources and economic development
  • 4-H Youth Development

Students selected for a UF/IFAS Extension internship will be required to take a 1-credit hour class in the spring (“AEC 4905 Building a Foundation for Extension Internship Success”) that will focus on UF/IFAS Extension and the land-grant system, FERPA training, Youth Protection Training, interviewing, cover letter writing, resume development, and Extension project proposal, planning, and implementation.


Interns should be at least college juniors or seniors currently enrolled and maintaining a 2.8 GPA.

Start Date

This internship is a summer 2024 program. Once a student has been placed in a county, the student will work with the local UF/IFAS Extension faculty member to determine the exact start date and program calendar for the internship. The dates are somewhat flexible according to the needs of the student and the county schedule.

Application Due

October 14, 2023

To apply:

Complete the following Qualtrics form: Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

To learn more:

For additional questions regarding internship responsibilities or the class, contact Dr. Charlotte Emerson at