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Careers in Extension

Be an Agent of Change

Are you ready to make a difference? At NC State Extension, we transform science into everyday solutions that improve lives and grow our state. You can too.

Our experts put knowledge to work for North Carolina, extending research-based knowledge from our university to individuals, businesses and families in communities statewide. From promoting public health and protecting natural resources to nurturing the next generation of leaders and helping farmers feed a growing population, our work helps enrich the lives of millions of people each year.

With 101 local centers across every county, Extension offers rewarding career opportunities wherever you call home. Join us today!

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Be a Trusted Resource

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Extension experts are a bridge between residents across North Carolina and research-based resources that transform lives. As part of the largest non-formal educational outreach organization in the UNC system, you’re part of a pipeline of knowledge and innovation unlike anything else in the state.

Extension experts serve their communities, change lives and create brighter futures.

Make a Local Impact

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Extension experts play many roles: educator and mentor, advocate and ally, consultant and friend. Our people are invaluable local resources who serve their communities, apply their skills for the greater good and make a positive difference. Among the traits of a successful Extension professional:

  • Strong Communicator - comfortable meeting people and speaking in public
  • Skilled Writer - know how to get your message out
  • Local Influencer - able to build relationships and inspire change
  • Community Leader - actively participate in the life of your county
  • Subject-matter Expert - stay current on the latest research and issues

Benefit Today and Tomorrow

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Along with a salary and state benefits, Extension experts receive on-the-job training, access to innovative technology and tools, and the opportunity to earn an advanced degree

Every day is an adventure, and we encourage employees to continuously broaden their knowledge, strengthen their skills and have fun along the way!

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Looking for an Internship?

Becoming a Summer Intern with N.C. Cooperative Extension gives you the opportunity to scout careers in agriculture, food systems, nutrition, youth development, community development, family and consumer sciences, natural resources, and environmental science. Get paid, gain knowledge on careers available, build your resume, and help communities.

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