Positive Youth Development

Student Employment Opportunities

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National 4-H Council

The following opportunities are available to students interested in gaining hands-on, real-world experience in positive youth development.

STEM Discovery Initiative Interns

UNL Undergraduate Students

Nebraska 4-H program brings together undergraduate instructional leaders to support local county 4-H programs in developing and delivering educational programs.  As a Student Intern for the STEM Discovery Initiative, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, you will: 

  • Teach educational programs for elementary youth participants in face-to-face afterschool club programs using curriculum related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Program sites include the Lincoln Community Learning Center sites (Clinton, Hartley, Norwood Park, and Brownell Elementary Schools) and other locations.   

  • Develop instructional videos focused upon STEM topics that can be remotely usedby youth development professionals and volunteers in out-of-school time settingsas they work with youth.

  • Collaborate with county and state-based Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development faculty/staff, and with Lincoln Community Learning Center professionals.  

  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities to learn about the best practices of positive youth development and to ensure a quality educational experience for youth participants.

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+YD Interns

Working in partnership with Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development professionals, a team of +YD (Positive Youth Development) Interns develop and deliver statewide and county-based educational programs for youth participants in both in-person and online settings. +YD Interns participate in training and professional development opportunities to ensure a quality educational experience for youth participants. Educational programs delivered by interns focus upon topics related to:

  1. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
  2. Leadership
  3. Career Development
  4. Entrepreneurship

Interns are hired each semester as openings are available.

Questions? Contact Tracy Pracheil or Jill Lingard.