FSHD Interns


Amazing FSHD Interns

The Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences is proud to announce the Shirley Jo Taylor Externship.

Shirley Jo


This annual program is funded through a generous gift from former Norton School faculty member and Cooperative Extension Specialist, Shirley Jo Taylor, Ph.D.

Following her retirement, Dr. Taylor sponsored an endowment for Family Studies and Human Development (FSHD) student scholarships, citing her desire to “give back after many happy years as a student, alumni, and employee” of the department. She envisioned the funds would support an “Externship” – the pairing of FSHD undergraduates with internships at Cooperative Extension sites throughout Arizona. 

The Frances McClelland Institute matches these funds with scholarships that cover summer tuition and assist with participant living expenses.

Cooperative Extension is the outreach arm of the University of Arizona. It is dedicated to “taking the university to the people” by serving as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff who provide a connection between the citizens of Arizona and the research, information and expertise of the University of Arizona.


For more information about the externship program, please contact serving@cals.arizona.edu

2010 Winner:


Extension Site: Ruth Carter, Maricopa County & Teen Interactive Theater Education

2011 Winner:


Extension Site: Beth Tucker, Coconino County & Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 

2013 Winner:


Extension Site: Teresa Noon, Operation Military Kids, The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development

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