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.

Student Summer STEM Interns

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 Summer Intern for Nebraska 4-H Youth Development, you will: 

  • Teach educational programs for school-age youth participants in face-to-face summer workshops, day camps, or events using curriculum related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).   

  • Collaborate with county and state-based Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development faculty/staff.  

  • 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.

UNL Undergraduate Students

STEM Discovery Initiative Interns (working in Lincoln, NE)

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UNL Undergraduate Students

Outstate Interns (working in Scottsbluff, Grand Island, or Norfolk, NE) 

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The STEM CARES program provides free STEM programming to childcare programs serving school-age children. Programs are taught by local high school students, trained and supported by an Extension STEM Specialist and University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduates serving as Instructional Leaders.

High School Students

Program Instructors

Program Instructors are trained to to teach and lead the STEM CARES program in childcare settings and summer camps around Nebraska.

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UNL Undergraduate Students

Instructional Leaders

Instructional Leaders will help develop STEM curriculum and support high school students via virtual learning communities over the course of the semester as the high school students lead out-of-school-time STEM programs in school-age childcare settings and summer camps around Nebraska. This position works directly with high school students, helping them learn how to be effective STEM program instructors, supported by 4-H Youth Development faculty and staff with significant expertise in STEM Education. This job can be done remotely.

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4-H Summer Camp

Nebraska 4-H summer camp employees have the opportunity to impact children's lives in many experiential, outdoor settings. Employees are continually challenged to find new ways of teaching, motivating, and playing all summer. Summer camp employees are leaders and are held to high expectations as they will be the best resource camp will ever have in delivering our mission! Summer camp employees are trained to help provide active, hands-on, fun, and cooperative outdoor programming designed to develop respect for self, others, and the environment. We hire a team that will constantly encourage campers to grow up to be the absolute best they can be! We believe our summer camp employees are the heart of summer camp; we give you the tools and the confidence to positively impact anyone you meet or interact with at camp this summer! You will be the key to helping others discover, learn, and grow.

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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.

Questions? Contact Tracy Pracheil or Jill Lingard.