Careers

University of Illinois Extension is a statewide network of professionals dedicated to creating local community impact and statewide transformation. We do this by translating research and knowledge into practical programs for Illinois residents. Our programs target youth and adults, individuals and families, as well as business owners and community leaders.

Our staffing needs are diverse, but we often have openings for those with an interest in education, agriculture, environmental stewardship, foods and nutrition, and community development. And we are always on the lookout for those individuals gifted in office administration, program planning, IT, and communications! 

To view all openings for Illinois Extension, visit the University of Illinois Academic Job Board.


Extension Internship Program:
The EIP is a 10-week program that provides five interns a paid opportunity to explore a mentored career path in University of Illinois Extension field work in one of four areas:

  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Community
  • Economic Development

Interns will be assigned to an Extension unit in Illinois and paired with an Extension Educator to develop a program consisting of a complete logic model, program curriculum, evaluation tool, and an impact statement if time allows.

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