Summer Internship

The Cooperative Extension Service will have several summer internships available for NMSU students.

Application Deadline, April 15, 2023

Applicants will have the opportunity to work with Extension Agents in the counties or work with Extension Specialist in their field of expertise. Opportunities are available in plant science, media/communications, family & consumer science, agriculture business and animal science.

Interested candidates need to submit a resume and application (see link to .pdf above) to Ashley Lama-Mendoza in the Office of Academic Programs, GTH 221 or email it to

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