4-H STEM Programs Evaluation Internship

4-H STEM Programs Evaluation Internship will return in 2022.


Lafayette and Rawcliffe 4-H Science and Engineering Learning Center, 491 College Avenue, Orono, Maine, just down the road from the UMaine campus.


  • Provide insight gained from 4-H STEM program evaluation materials collected over the years.
  • Help develop and implement a more cohesive and comprehensive evaluation strategy to truly assess program impacts.
  • Test evaluation tools that we will develop with the Intern.

The Intern will learn some program design and evaluation techniques, and will learn about informal learning through 4-H.

Main learning objectives:

The Intern will:

  • compile existing evaluation material from programs, events, and learning materials;
  • determine gaps in knowledge gained from current evaluation tools, and identify any evaluation questions that do not help us meet our goals, and
  • develop a comprehensive evaluation plan, including evaluation tools (using existing tools if possible) to assess the effectiveness of STEM programs.


The Intern will attend 4-H volunteer (STEM Ambassador) training, as well as any 4-H STEM Toolkit trainings. The Intern will learn about the various programs, how we currently assess and evaluate the programs, and will create (with guidance) new/connected evaluation tools. The Intern will also create a report of current STEM activities and associated evaluation metrics/needs.

To apply for our Internships, please visit UMaine’s Career Center (Career Link). If you have not created an account before, please know you will need to use your umaine.edu email. Once you have created an account, search for UMaine Cooperative Extension and our internship opportunities should appear.