62020Jul

Extension Interns Gain Real-World Experience and Serve Local Communities

Raleigh, N.C. – NC State Extension announced that Kianna Cook is completing an Extension internship this summer with the Alamance County Center.

An Extension summer intern works with Extension personnel to deliver hands-on, educational programs. Job shadowing and mentoring help interns learn about the mission and work of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Cook will be working closely with the 4-H and Family and Consumer Sciences (food/nutrition) programs during her internship. She will also learn about the horticulture, field crops, and livestock programs.

“Extension makes a positive difference in the community every day. We provide educational programs that connect communities with research-based information. Our internship program is another way we help prepare students for challenging and rewarding careers in food, agriculture, natural resources, and family and consumer sciences” said Dr. Richard Bonanno, Associate Dean of the NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of NC State Extension.

Cook is a senior from North Carolina State University majoring in Applied Nutrition and minoring in Psychology, and is a native of Franklinton, NC.