Extension interns gain real-world experience, serve local communities

Gregory Dozier is a senior from Western Carolina University majoring in Psychology, and is a native of Currituck County. [North Carolina Cooperative Extension]

NC State Extension announced that Gregory Dozier is completing an Extension internship this summer with the Currituck County Center. An Extension summer intern works with Extension personnel to deliver hands-on, educational programs. Job shadowing and mentoring help interns learn about the mission and work of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. 

“We are very excited to have Gregory on board” states Cameron Lowe, County Extension Director. “He is an alumni of our 4-H program and is passionate about the difference Extension can make in the lives of our citizens. We are excited not only about the opportunities we can provide Gregory, but also for the assistance and expertise he will bring to our staff and programs.” 

“Extension makes a positive difference in the community every day. We provide educational programs that connect communities with research-based information. Our internship program is another way we help prepare students for challenging and rewarding careers in food, agriculture, natural resources, and family and consumer sciences” said Dr. Richard Bonanno, Associate Dean of the NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of NC State Extension. 

Dozier is a senior from Western Carolina University majoring in Psychology, and is a native of Currituck County. 

In response to the internship opportunity he stated, “I am so thrilled to be on board for this opportunity to work with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, and to serve the community of Currituck!”


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