UMES Extension

University of Maryland Eastern Shore


The University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1890 Extension Administrator
is working with the Small Farm Program to develop internship
opportunities for undergraduates majoring in the field of agriculture
and/or natural sciences. The purpose is to create awareness and
educational career opportunities for students by exposing them to the
broad spectrum of agricultural extension services involved with helping
farmers address the many challenges associated with operating a farm
operation successfully. Student Interns will work closely with the Small
Farm Program Coordinator and Extension Specialists to gain experiential
learning experiences that focus on but not limited to: farm production,
marketing, financial, alternative agriculture and other issues that pertain
to the overall management of a farm business.

Reports to: 1890 Extension Administrator/ Small Farm Program Coordinator

Job Description:

Work with UMES Small Farm Farm Extension Staff actives associated with
planting, cultivating, harvesting, and marketing of select crops. Assist in
organizing/setting up equipment and indoor/outdoor facilities in
preparation for annual events sponsored by the Small Farms Program
(Twilight Field Demonstrations, Workshops, Agriculture Field Day, Small
Farm Conference, Farm Tours, etc…). Perform general administrative
services support to include (but not limited to): organizing and
maintaining hard copy and electronic reader files for easy access,
workspace management, collecting and analyzing farmer evaluation
forms, updating client database list, and other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Undergraduate level student majoring in Agriculture or Natural Sciences.

Pay Rate: $13.25

Flexible hours: Days and Hours
Available: Flexible. Monday through Friday
Maximum Hours per Week = 20

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