Trent Baldwin, of Salinas, California, recently completed an internship with the Ashtabula County Ohio State Extension in Jefferson, Ohio.
During his internship, Baldwin used his skills to coordinate and run Cloverbud Camp, facilitate 4-H Camp and assist with STEM enrichment. In addition, he also organized materials for the Ashtabula County Fair and assisted with Ohio State Fair planning.
"Context matters," said Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green, assistant professor and program coordinator for community leadership. "Students can learn theory, policy, procedures, and skills in the classroom but what that looks like in practice can vary considerably. Applying what they have learned and observing people in action make internships a valuable experience that prepares students to be better employees post-graduation.”
Baldwin returned to Columbus in August, where he is completing a degree in community leadership at The Ohio State University.
The community leadership major at Ohio State prepares students with the capacity to influence positive change through learning partnerships that strengthen individuals, families and communities in the broad field of agriculture and natural resources. Students have the option to specialize in community and extension education or leadership. To learn more about the community leadership major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.