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  Internship Opportunity- Whiteside County Farm Bureau: Farm Camp Coordinator  
  Jay Solomonson  2/26/2020 2:25:00 PM  

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Whiteside County Farm Bureau Ag Literacy Internship- Farm Camp Coordinator

The Agriculture Literacy Intern will assist with the Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom program by providing agriculture-related educational programs for youth and the general public. Intern may gain experience in one or more of the following aspects of agriculture education, with specific duties determined by the Farm Bureau Executive Director and Agriculture Literacy Coordinator.

High school diploma or higher. At least two semesters of college education preferred. The ideal intern chosen would be one who is either a student in an Agricultural Communications or Agricultural Education program or whose intended major is related to the agricultural field. Preference will be given to Whiteside County students but county residency is not a requirement. The candidate should enjoy working with younger students and be willing to work with adult volunteers. An agriculture background is preferred but not essential for this internship.

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

• Enthusiastic about working with children and volunteers.
• Ability to manage events in a flexible, calm, and patient manner.
• Must have strong organizational, detail-management, written and interpersonal
communication skills.
• Self-motivation and the ability to set own working hours and manage own time.
• Must be punctual, persistent, a problem solver, timely, and creative.
• Experience managing and/or organizing programs a plus, though not required.


• Hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30am and 12:30pm.
• Some weekends and week nights may be necessary.
• Internship will run during May, June, July and August with exact dates to be
finalized with the selected candidates, Farm Bureau Executive Director and
Agriculture Literacy Coordinator.

Working Conditions: The position is a paid internship and requires working 20-25 hours per week. Pay rate will be $10 per hour. The intern will be provided with all tools necessary to complete job requirements. The majority of the position duties will be completed outside the office. Some amount of driving is required to transport supplies, conduct programs or attend meetings.

Interested persons can contact Matt Lillpop, Executive Director of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau Foundation, at (815) 772-2165 or matt.wcfb@gmail.comThe application deadline is March 13, 2020.

Jay Solomonson
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 309-863-5091 Cell: 309-798-6571
Address: 1601 52nd Ave #8, Moline, IL 61265
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