Where internships = adventures

Student interns at an outdoor display, interacting with a child.

What's a typical day like when you're an Iowa State student with an internship? Do you spend your time making copies and fetching coffee? Hardly. Take, for instance, interns with the Rising Star program through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. For them, one day always looks different from the next, rarely with any copies or coffee involved.

Perhaps Allie Faivre, senior in agricultural and life sciences education, said it best, "As a Rising Star intern, you don't just sit at a desk and pretend that you're a part of the group. You are truly a part of the ISU Extension and Outreach mission. You're a part of the communities in which you work, and you're a changemaker." That means one day you could be teaching first-graders how to garden, then the next day speaking to adults about the importance of good nutrition for their families.

But no matter what activity these Rising Stars are leading, they're making an impact in their Iowa communities. That's for sure. Said Faivre, "We truly made a difference in our six counties during our 12-week internship while gaining professional experience, great friends, and memories to last a lifetime." If that isn't reason enough to sign up for an internship, we don't know what is.

When you want to create change in your community and the world, just look to an internship at Iowa State. Here you'll have access to the hands-on experience you want, no matter your interests. As a bonus, with an Iowa State internship, your résumé is sure to rise to the top.

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