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!

Join our team


This 10-week program includes mentorship, academic credit potential, marketable experience, and hourly pay of $17.16. Interns will learn from and work with Extension professionals to support 4-H Youth Development or nutrition education programs. To be eligible, students must be enrolled at an accredited university or community college (as of spring 2023) and have an overall GPA of 2.5. Applications due May 15. 

Full time positions

Be a part of our great team and help your community! University of Illinois Extension offers great benefits including: Flexible hours | Paid time off | Retirement plan | Tuition reimbursement opportunities for you and dependents | Professional development | Health, vision, dental, & life insurance

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled that participates in the federal e-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history. To view all openings for Illinois Extension, visit the University of Illinois Job Board.