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2019 Program Application

2019 Progam Summary

Through this paid internship, interns work closely with a local OSU Extension educator as they teach classes, work with volunteers and make a difference in the community. As an intern, you will learn how you can use your education to make a difference in people’s lives and how what you are learning in college can have an impact on some of the most pressing issues facing Ohioans. Your intern work may include:

  • Planning, helping or teaching community classes, day camps, field days or fairs
  • Attending meetings with community leaders and volunteers
  • Developing news articles, exhibits, brochures, marketing materials, and resources for educational curriculum
  • Using social media and technology to share research-based information
  • Participating in field research, helping with literature reviews, and testing new methods and curriculum
  • Working with youth through 4-H activities, county fair, camps and project judgings

To Apply (Application link)

To be considered for one of the 2019 paid internships, you must complete two years of college by June 1, 2019. Review the chart below to determine the internship in which you may be interested. You may apply for multiple positions with one application.

By March 3, 2019 (11:59 pm), submit the following information.

  • Completed application survey
  • Upload to the application survey:
    • A cover letter
    • A letter of recommendation from a professor, current or past advisor, or past employer
  • When considering preference of county locations, please note that housing is not provided by the internship program, and interns are responsible for reporting to the correct work headquarters as instructed by the supervisor/mentor. Interns are not required to live in the same city/county as the headquarters, but must be able to report appropriately on a consistent basis (on time, correct location, etc.).

Intern Work Period ♦ June 3 to August 9, 2019
All interns work 38 hours per week and will be paid $11 per hour. Interns who are earning college credit during this period will work 28 hours per week.

Interns will work closely with the OSU Extension educators in the county. This will include educators in agriculture and natural resources; family and consumer sciences; 4-H youth development; and community development.

Timeline for Review and Interviews
Interviews will take place the week of March 18, 2019 (in the region where the position is located or by phone/video). Successful candidates will be notified the week of March 25, 2019.

Internship Opportunities Available
For a visual of locations, see the 2019 Ohio State University Extension Internship Program Map.
For a downloadable version of the chart, see the 2019 Ohio State University Extension Internship Program Chart.

Each internship location has a slightly different focus impacting local residents. Each county hosting an internship is listed below with a more detailed work plan linked.

Click on “Intern Duties” for a description. When you click on the county name, you will be connected to the county office website where you can learn more about the staff and local programs. Click on the impact area titles to learn more about those areas.

Counties included in the Full Program, Administration Funded:

Ohio County
(office location)
Work Plan Area Number Mentor/Supervisor Impact Areas Program Areas
Adams County
(West Union)
Intern duties Area 22 Kathy Bruynis Thriving Across the Life Span

Sustainable Food Systems

ANR, CD, 4-H
Ashland County
Intern duties Area 9 Kathy Blackford Workforce Development

Thriving Across the Life Span

ANR, 4-H
Ashtabula County
Intern duties Area 6 Jenna Hoyt Workforce Development

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

Champaign County
Intern duties Area 12 Amanda Douridas Thriving Across the lifespan

Sustainable Food Systems

Columbiana County
Intern duties Area 10 Audrey Dimmerling Workforce Development

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

CD, FCS, 4-H
Geauga County
Intern duties Area 6 Alisha Faudie Thriving Across the Life Span

Sustainable Food Systems

ANR, 4-H
Hamilton County
Intern duties Area 21 Tony Staubach Workforce Development

Thriving Across the Life Span

Hancock (Findlay) and
Counties (combined)
Intern duties Areas 7
and 1
Glen Arnold Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

Environmental Quality

ANR, 4-H
Hocking County
Intern duties Area 18 Joyce Shriner Workforce Development

Thriving Across the Life Span

Jackson Agricultural Research Station
Area 23 David K. Apsley Environmental Quality ANR, 4-H
Pickaway County
Intern duties Area 16 Michelle Treber Health and Wellness

Workforce Development

FCS, 4-H
Portage County
Intern duties Area 10 Ashley Hughey Workforce Development

Sustainable Food Systems

ANR, 4-H
Shelby County
Intern duties Area 11 Cassaundra Dietrich Job Skills and Careers

Thriving Across the Life Span

Wood County
(Bowling Green)
Intern duties Area 2 Jayne Roth Thriving Across the Lifespan

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities


The counties below will utilize the centralized application and hiring process, but funding is provided by individual sources outside of Ohio State University Extension Administration (i.e. county funds, donations, etc.).

Ohio County
(office location)
Work Plan Area Number Mentor/Supervisor Impact Areas Program Areas
Delaware County
Intern duties Area 13 Rob Leeds Sustainable Food Systems

Environmental Quality

ANR, CD, 4-H
Holmes County
Intern duties Area 9 Janessa Hill Health and Wellness

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

Mahoning County
Intern duties Area 10 Beth Smith Workforce Development

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

Ross County
Intern duties Area 16 Lisa Barlage Health and Wellness

Thriving Across the Lifespan

Scioto County
Intern duties Area 23 Jo Williams Health and Wellness

Thriving Across the Lifespan


To Learn More

Contact Jared Morrison at

Fundraiser for Turkey Cages

S p i r i t   N i g h t

Monday, March 1 1 , 201 9 · 5 :00- 8:00pm

Benefiting Hamilton County 4-H Association

When ordering your food, hand the Team Member a printed copy of this flyer or show them a photo of the flyer on your phone. A percentage of the net sales connected with this Spirit Night will

be donated to Hamilton County 4-H to benefit the poultry species.

Springdale Chick-fil-A Springdale · 501 E. Kemper Road · Springdale, Ohio • ·

7th Annual Ohio 4-H Night at the Dragons

7th Annual Ohio 4-H Night
at the Dragons
Head*Heart*Hands*Health*Home Runs
Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 7:00pm
Tickets Include:
– Reserved seat in our Group Section!
– Special 4-H Night – Dragons T-Shirt!
– A Night of Quality Family Entertainment!
All for the special price of $16
Schedule of Events on April 27th at Fifth Third Field:
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Pick up tickets & T-Shirts on Plaza
6:00 p.m. Meet inside stadium behind Lawn D for the 4-H Parade of Counties
7:00 p.m. Opening Pitch!
Tickets are first come, first serve.
Once seats are sold lawn tickets will be available.
Return to Carl Hertzberg at the Dragons By: March 29th ___
• Mail: Dayton Dragons, Fifth Third Field, PO Box 2107, Dayton, OH 45401
• Fax: to (937) 228-2284
• Email to:

Download the registration form here:

For additional info visit:

Hamilton County Scholarship Opportunity

Hamilton County Farm Bureau has multiple scholarship opportunities for students pursuing post-secondary education including FFA students.

Application Deadlines:
• Active Member Agricultural Scholarship – April 1, 2019
• Community Member Agricultural Scholarship – April 1, 2019
• FFA Scholarship – April 1, 2019

If you have any questions, contact our office at 513-831-5870 or via email at

For the complete application visit:


Ohio State Fair Scholarships

In an effort to recognize the quality youth of Ohio, and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a Scholarship Program for Ohio State Fair participants.
The purpose of these scholarships is to assist high school juniors and seniors, and graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an under graduate course of study in any field.
Scholarships will be awarded to junior exhibitors during the Ohio State Fair. Applicants will be judged on Scholastic Standing, Citizenship and Leadership, Ohio State Fair Participation, County Fair Participation.
The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to not issue a scholarship if no applicant fulfills the requirements.

For more information visit:

Scholarship Application

MLK Service Project Update

This year, Hamilton County 4-H worked with four public schools and one 4-H club to design projects to meet the diverse needs of our county population while also exemplifying the life and legacy of MLK

Students at Gamble Montessori High School and Pleasant Hill Academy have the unique privilege of being the only 4-H School based program and FFA program at an Urban School in Cincinnati, OH. Urban agriculture has its own unique challenges, including finding adequate space to engage the community. On the property of Gamble Montessori and Pleasant Hill Academy sits large swaths of land covered in invasive and non-native species. The students at both schools have been interested in removing the invasive species and reclaiming the land for native plants. In an attempt to build more garden beds for the school and community use Gamble Montessori High School removed invasive species to protect their local flora and fauna and increase growing space for the community. At Pleasant Hill the youth tended to their growing food forest by applying nutrients to the soil and working to maintain the trees through the winter.

Students at Hughes High School had a different idea, they elected to put together care packages for local homeless residents. Knowing that the winter is a particularly vulnerable time of year for those who are seeking shelter the students put together packages of necessities including soap, lotion and hand sanitizer. Through our partnership more than 50 kits were constructed.

At Withrow High School, the DECA program and the business classes worked with minority owned business owners to develop profiles to put on their websites and then they helped the owners update and make their websites more user friendly. This project met not only the academic needs of the course but the social and emotional needs of the students. Knowing that they have power and control over their lives is a cornerstone of future success. Through their work they hope to see an increase in the number of visitors to each web page.

Finally, our 4-H club volunteered through our Pet Pals program at a local nursing home and brought animals to the residents. Residents played with alpacas, chickens and rabbits and engaged with the youth. The event wasn’t just a show and tell it was a party sponsored by the club to bring a little light and joy to the lives of the seniors on a winter day. The seniors had a great time engaging with the youth and teaching them about a world before mass media and easy technology and the youth enjoyed sharing their hopes and dreams with an older generation.

In total 280 volunteers were engaged providing more than 400 hours of service. 1,500 people were served by the projects completed. Special Thanks to the Mott Foundation and Youth Service America for supporting this project.

OSUE Hamilton County 4-H Calendar

Hamilton County 4-H Dates have been added to our new google calendar and the Hamilton County Extension website.


Check out the Google Calendar here:

Check out our Extension Calendar here:

Important Dates to Remember:

Volunteer Updates:
Someone from every club must attend the first hour.
The second hour is for all new volunteers.
Sat., Feb. 9, 2019
10am – 12pm
Volunteer Update
4210 Dane Ave

Wed., Mar. 6, 2019, WED
Someone from every club must attend the first hour.
The second hour is for all new volunteers.
6:30 – 8:30pm
Volunteer Update
4210 Dane Ave

Quality Assurance Train the Trainer
For anyone who wants to be trained to teach Quality Assurance.
Wed. Feb. 20, 2019
6pm – 8:00pm
4210 Dane Ave

Quality Assurance Training:
Sat., Mar. 16, 2019
10am – 12pm
Quality Assurance
4210 Dane Ave

Thurs., Apr. 18, 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm
Quality Assurance
4210 Dane Ave

Multi County Training

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3525 OH-48 LEBANON, OH 45036

Register at:







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Two Minutes with Tony


Have you ever stared at an object so beautiful that you couldn’t look away? The stars in the night sky, the face of your child, the ocean at sunset.

Have you ever heard a sound so comfortable that you lost track of time? The laughter of a child, your favorite childhood song, crickets in the forest.

Have you ever felt a surface so soft that you didn’t want to let go? A child’s blanket, new pillows, a warm towel.

Have you ever smelled something so peaceful that your troubles melted away? Chocolate chip cookies, freshly cut grass, a clean bathroom.

Have you ever tasted something so savory that you found yourself lost in a memory? A home cooked pot roast, pizza, chewing gum?

All of these feelings are the result of someone’s art. Art is an expression of who we are and what we feel. I think often about the quilts that kept families warm, they were practical artistic applications. Scraps of fabric sewn together to express and evoke emotions. Trunks and cabinets were carefully crafted to hold items of significance but also serve as a lasting tribute to someone’s love.

Art is about expression. We are all artists. I’ve never met a child who doesn’t like to draw until they are told that they don’t have the skills. I’ve never met a child who doesn’t like to play pretend, until they are told that they are too old.

At its foundation, art teaches us how to understand our emotions, regulate our feelings and be part of a collective experience. Art teaches us how to work together, art teaches us how to survive in times of trouble, art teaches us the fine line between love and hate.

When you’re going through your list of projects to complete this year, I encourage you to think about completing one artistic project. The door is wide open for you to get creative. There are no limits to what you are capable of creating. As 4-H youth you have the right and responsibility to engage in self-expression in a way that builds community and connects people across conditions.

If you don’t have time to take another project, think about how art can be built into the projects you already complete, art is everywhere and waiting for your discovery.

Poultry Workshop Coming

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District will bring a workshop called:   A Homeowners Series on Raising a Healthy and Safe Flock

Date: April 4 and 11, 2019

Time:  6-8:30 p.m.

Topics discussed:  Health, Biosecurity, Veterinary Medicine, Bird Selection, Bird Housing, Manure Management, and Nutrition

More details to follow.

Contact  to register

Sponsors include:  Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Hamilton County Farm Bureau, and OSU Extension, Hamilton County 4-H