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The FYCS Rural Youth Fellowship for undergraduates provides an experiential course of study designed to enhance preparation for working with youth in rural communities. The objectives of the program are for undergraduate students to:

  • Acquire knowledge of the unique but diverse experiences of rural youth, their families and communities.
  • Develop essential communication and cultural competency, community engagement, and leadership skills
  • Engage in a capstone/internship experience designed to address a rural community problem.

Requirements include:


Spring semester 2021

AEC 4932; a 1-credit UF/IFAS extension preparation course

FYC 4301 Engaging Communities for Decision Making and Action (3 credit course)

Both courses are required.


Summer 2021

8-week paid internship ($560 per week); implement community engagement plan

*This is a sample plan of study. Please see your advisor for alternative options.

For more detailed information: Rural Youth Fellowship Information

If you are interested in learning more about the fellowship, select this link to be taken to a brief Qualtrics survey. https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01YeQ0xV7niVGLz

The FYCS Rural Youth Fellowship for undergraduates provides an experiential course of study designed to enhance preparation for working with youth in rural communities. The objectives of the program are for undergraduate students to:

  • Acquire knowledge of the unique but diverse experiences of rural youth, their families and communities.
  • Develop essential communication and cultural competency, community engagement, and leadership skills
  • Engage in a capstone/internship experience designed to address a rural community problem.

Requirements include:


Spring semester 2021

AEC 4932; a 1-credit UF/IFAS extension preparation course

FYC 4301 Engaging Communities for Decision Making and Action (3 credit course)

Both courses are required.


Summer 2021

8-week paid internship ($560 per week); implement community engagement plan

*This is a sample plan of study. Please see your advisor for alternative options.

For more detailed information: Rural Youth Fellowship Information

If you are interested in learning more about the fellowship, select this link to be taken to a brief Qualtrics survey. https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01YeQ0xV7niVGLz