Cooperative Extension and Department of Defense Create New Partnership

A new partnership between the Cooperative Extension System and the Department of Defense has provided the funding for a national, military childcare/youth development internship program. Through this initiative, students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to develop professional skills in childcare and youth development through practical work experience with military children, youth, and families. Interns’ compensation will include travel to and from the internship site and housing for the duration of the placement. Interns will be placed on military installations across the United States with some opportunities for international placement.

The Military Extension Internship Program is accepting applications through January 29, 2010 for internships beginning June 6, 2010 and lasting through the summer. More information and application materials can be found at

Application materials for Fall 2010 internships will be available later this spring.