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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Current Openings

Marketing Extension Program Coordinator (Part-Time)

The Extension Program Coordinator works with aspects of marketing to develop strategic decisions to ensure Extension and 4-H brand images are recognizable to the public, are well represented online and are consistent offline in print, radio, or television. The deadline to apply for this position is June 14, 2023.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.