2017 Extension Summer Internship in Community Development – First Impressions Community Exchange

This internship offers a great opportunity for an individual to gain skills in community data analysis, outreach, and applied evaluation research by contributing to UConn’s Extension programs in Community & Economic Development.  The team member will work closely with the Community & Economic Development Educator to implement research, analysis and marketing for the First Impressions Community Exchange program. First Impressions is a structured community assessment that offers a fresh perspective on the appearance, services and infrastructure of communities through the eyes of first time visitors.  Internship activities may include: conducting phone interview or survey based evaluations with communities that have participated in Connecticut’s First Impressions program, documenting and summarizing evaluation data, conducting online research, and creating marketing materials or writing for the website http://communities.extension.uconn.edu/.  The intern will work an average of 20 hours per week for 10 weeks.  Opportunities exist for assisting with publication of journal article and live presentations as well as tailoring activities to meet the right candidate’s professional goals.  Students applying for this internship must have some demonstrated community outreach/speaking skills and a demonstrated interest in measuring and evaluating community impacts.  Writing and analytical skills will also be positively considered.  This work will be largely self directed and weekly supervisory check-ins are expected but there are no required office hours. Please submit resume, writing sample and short cover letter explaining your interest to  Laura Brown laura.brown@uconn.edu for more information.

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Posted February 1, 2017