Extension interns to share insights from summer research and community engagement
Dozens of CSU students who interned with CSU Extension for 10 weeks over the summer shared what they learned from engaging with communities, Extension experts and University researchers across the state at Canvas Stadium on Oct. 24.
Interns gained hands-on experience learning about everything from how the Cameron Peak Fire impacted ground squirrel populations to what it takes to improve food justice, restore rangelands, better understand our watersheds and more.
CSU Colleges Represented
Featured internship stories from the College of Liberal Arts
“Rain gardens require less water, no fertilizers and even help filter stormwater and runoff that can carry toxins into the ground and ultimately back into rivers.”
– Riley Lynch, master’s student in anthropology
“I’ve seen new four-story apartment buildings going up replacing homes and townhouses. It’s happening everywhere around the area where I was raised.”
– Axel Sandoval Bravo, interdisciplinary liberal arts major
“Taking all this in-depth research and resources and taking it out to the community [is what I really appreciate about Extension]. That should be the whole point of what we’re doing because then folks are able to use it, apply it, and get results from it.”
– Joy Enyinnaya, journalism and media communications Ph.D. candidate
“Unlike many other opportunities, this internship promised the ability to engage directly with a diverse range of stakeholders and understand from their perspective how wildfires were impacting their communities”
– Aidan Lyde, political science major