2024 Summer Internships with Cooperative Extension

Are you looking for an exciting summer internship opportunity that allows you to develop true community engagement skills and work directly with experts in their field. Cooperative Extension internships can do just that. You will gain professional experience working side by side with County Extension Agents and/or Extension Specialist within the various communities of New Mexico.

Internship Basics

Our Summer Internship Program is a 12-week paid internship. You will work a full 40-hour work week in a professional work environment.

  • Internships Begin – May 20, 2024
  • Internships End – August 9, 2024
  • Travel allowance is provided

 Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Internship Focus Areas

Your experience will allow you to work in the following areas of expertise to help build families, farmers, youth, and communities:

  • Agriculture Business
  • Animal Science
  • Range Science
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Soil/Plant/Environmental Sciences
  • Horticulture/Lawn/Gardens
  • Community Development
  • Family Finances
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media and Game Development
  • Nutrition Education
  • Health & Family Well-Being
  • Food Safety
  • 4-H & Youth Development
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Forestry Sciences
  • Water/Climate Sciences
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology

For additional questions please visit with Dr. Allen Malone in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 220G, email at aamalone@nmsu.edu or call (575) 646-3015.


Student lives impacted by their Summer Extension Internships

This year has been turbulent for youth in the United States. However, 4-H continued to provide relevant and needed programming. I witnessed the transition to a virtual format. It was amazing to see the adaptability and resilience of many individuals to continue 4-H programming during this pandemic.
- Gabriel Doherty, State 4-H Office Intern

I was involved in the Learning Games Lab’s summer youth program. Teaching online was an amazing experience. It felt good to help impact the youth who attended our program. This experience challenged me in to grow in many ways that no other experience has done.
- Amy Chacon, Innovative Media Research and Extension Intern

I learned so much about the ag industry in New Mexico. Participating in the local grower’s markets was my favorite part because I got to meet so many people who are passionate about agriculture.
- Stacy Sutherlin, San Juan County Extension Intern

I learned how to navigate my job digitally. At first, keeping up with projects and maintaining communication were two big challenges when you’re not in the same room as your coworkers. But eventually we all found ways to communicate effectively even from a distance, and after that things smoothed out and productivity returned.
- Evan Evans, Innovative Media Research and Extension Intern

Everything I learned this summer was new, and I will use this experience in future jobs. I learned how to test soil, identify different plant species, and build my social skills. I enjoyed learning how to instruct a 4-H class, how to identify weeds, and meeting new people.
- Timothy Gallegos, Rio Arriba County Extension Intern

This internship with NMSU Extension gave me a chance to experience how Extension works. I learned how to harvest, care for vegetable crops, follow life cycles, maintain fields and much more. I helped set up a social media account on Instagram to inform the public about our trial fields and share information about growing different crops. I learned so much.
- Valerie Bailey, Doña Ana County Extension Vegetable Program