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

Summer Internship | 4-H Youth Development


  • 10-week mentored internship with our youth development program
  • Hourly rate: $18.25 PLUS marketable experience
  • Academic credit potential


  • Enrolled student (Spring 2024 semester) at an accredited university or community college. 
  • Overall GPA of 2.5


  • Resume, cover letter, and one professional letter of recommendation required
  • Send completed materials to: County Director Deanna Roby-Vorgias at
  • Learn more here

Community Outreach Worker | SNAP-Education

We are hiring for part-time bilingual Community Outreach Workers for our SNAP-Education program. You can make a positive impact on your community. Help students, families, and residents of all ages, learn about healthier choices and show them how to improve nutrition, even on a budget! 

Positions will be based in our tri-county area and include great benefits: 

  • Vacation, sick time, and 15 paid holidays
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Health, vision, dental and life insurance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities for you and dependents
  • Daytime hours Monday-Friday with occasional nights/weekends allowing for a flexible schedule



Puedes tener un impacto positivo en tu comunidad. Ayude a estudiantes, familias y residentes de todas las edades a aprender sobre opciones más saludables y muéstreles cómo mejorar la nutrición, ¡incluso con un presupuesto limitado!

  • Vacaciones, tiempo de enfermedad, y 15 días festivos pagados.
  • Plan de retiro
  • Reembolso de milajes
  • Seguro de salud, vista, dental, y vida
  • Oportunidades de desarrollo profesional
  • Reembolso de matrícula para usted y sus dependientes
  • Entrenamiento y certicaciones pagado
  • Horario de dia de lunes a viernes con noches/fines de semana ocasionales que permiten un horario flexible

Community Outreach Worker (Snap-Ed/Part Time) University of Illinois Extension

Community Outreach Worker (Snap-Ed/Part Time) University of Illinois Extension


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