Jan 25, 2022

Adults urged to apply for internship to help youth discover their ‘spark’

Posted Jan 25, 2022 4:24 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas 4-H program and the state’s Department of Education are introducing an internship program for adults this summer to support Kansas youth that one official says will “spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and extension work.”  

“We’ll be doing lots of STEM and natural resource programming, as well as direct career and college readiness programing,” said Shane Potter, a youth development specialist with the Kansas 4-H program. 

Potter said the strong infrastructure of Kansas 4-H will help adults network with professionals and engage with communities during the 12-week summer internship. 

Interns will have a unique opportunity to help youth further their learning outside the classroom. “The summer program will directly seek to address learning loss as a result of loss of instructional time,” Potter said. “This is not only an opportunity for youth to have more direct education, but also to find what inspires them through 4-H project activities.