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U Students : Part of the Extension team

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Over 80% of university students indicate they want an experiential opportunity related to their field of study. University of Minnesota Extension offers many ways for students to contribute to research, earn valuable experience and make a difference.

"I wanted to work with Dr. Cox because of his Extension position," says Christina Fehrman, a masters student in meat science whose thesis work is guided by a grant-funded beef quality project led by Ryan Cox, Extension meat specialist. "Because of Extension, I got to assist with related educational workshops too."

Fehrman is one of many students involved in Extension research in environment, food and agriculture, communities, families, and youth development. Extension research responds to real community needs from across Minnesota, giving students real-life experience.

Extension supports undergraduate and graduate students with:

  • Unique opportunities serving Greater Minnesota
  • Mentorship on rigorous research projects
  • Exposure to problem solving and teamwork
  • Building relationships with community partners

You can help keep the intern program growing into the future with a donation to Extension. Donate now to support career exploration opportunities for college students

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