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4-H Educator/Intern

Apply now Department: 3670010300 Extension Programs
Job no: 514039
Employment type: Temporary Full-time
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, 4-H Youth Development, Extension Agent / Educator, Community Development / Community Vitality
Pay Grade: 01T

About This Role:







4-H Youth Development within K-State Research & Extension (KSRE) is seeking multiple Educators/Summer Interns to provide high quality local and regional 4-H programming to Kansas youth.  Educators/Interns will be responsible for planning, organizing, facilitating and teaching lessons to youth with research-based curriculum provided by K-State Research & Extension.

This full-time, eleven-week internship will run approximately May 22, 2023 – August 4, 2023. Educators/Interns will know their selected host sites by mid-March.


  • Plan, coordinate, promote, teach and evaluate educational programs under the direction of the local Extension Agent(s) and state-wide Engagement Leader team.
  • Partner with community groups and schools for summer programming; Educators/Interns will supply, plan, coordinate and teach programs as requested by these partners.
  • With help from local extension staff, Educators/Interns will market communications about programs and events through various platforms and communication sources (social media, email, newspaper, 4-H Newsletter, local school districts, libraries, 4-H Clubs, etc.)
  • Coordinate and teach Extension programs through 4-H summer camps, day camps, and other youth events through local extension office. 
  • Distribute, collect and report on program evaluations for programs delivered.
  • Complete program reports tracking participants engagement in programming.
  • Encourage youth and volunteer recruitment in the local 4-H program.
  • Participate in professional staff development. (In-person training, weekly Zoom meetings or others that may become available.)
  • Complete other responsibilities assigned by the local extension agent and/or Engagement Leader Team to do with the 4-H grant program.


Why Join Us:

In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization —empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. and over 74,000 youth in Kansas with the skills to lead for a lifetime. For more information about us, please visit and

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be a legal adult; 18 years of age.
  • Work experience with youth and/or educational or leadership background.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media and social media.
  • Possess computer skills including email, internet, and Microsoft Office Programs.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals, groups, and co-workers to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by previous leadership roles.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences.


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and reliable transportation and a willingness to travel in state to achieve program objectives including night and weekend events.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. K-State application
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Resume

Screening of Applications Begins:

November 1, 2022 and continue until positions are filled. For best consideration, apply by December 16, 2022. Selected applicants will have placement notification by mid-March.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$17.00 / hr

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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