We've probably said it before, but it's worth repeating, 4-H provides many one-of-a-kind opportunities for students. Here's the perfect example, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Herkimer County's 2017 Spring 4-H Government Intern Program.

The program is for students enrolled in Social Studies 12 Government and will give them a behind the scenes look at government operations at the county level.

Program objectives include:

1) To provide students with a participatory experience with county government while interacting with students from other Herkimer County school districts.
2) To understand the structure and process of county government, including the issues, responsibilities and services which are of major concern to the County Legislature.
3) To know and understand the functions of county government officials, including the role and responsibilities of the various legislative standing committees.
4) To know and understand the legislative process through identifying current county issues, work though the committee structure, develop and vote on resolutions.
5) To develop skills in research, gathering and organizing information, interviewing and observation.

4 students from each Herkimer County school district are eligible for the program.  Applying and getting more information is as easy as talking to the Government teacher at the school.  Or contact Jennifer Collins at 315-866-7920, email jlr34@cornell.edu.

SOURCE:Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County