4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

State 4-H Interview Contest

The State 4-H Interview Contest is one of many activities that take place during California 4-H State Field Day . #CA4HStateFieldDay

Location: Wellman Hall

8:30am - 9:30am         Participant Check-in
8:30am - 9:30am         Evaluator's Orientation
9:30am - 2:00pm         Same Day Registration
10:00am - 12:00pm     Interview Contest
12:00pm - 1:00pm       Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm         Interview Contest

Description: The Interview Contest is a popular event that gives 4-H members an opportunity to practice the real-life skills needed to apply for a job. Participants prepare a resumé and cover letter for a job they choose from the Interview Contest Job Descriptions (TBD). Judges evaluate their performance during a mock interview and give constructive feedback using a standard evaluation rubric.

For more information: Please contact Perryn Wong, pcwong94@gmail.com, & Aria Lindsay, aalindsay@ucdavis.edu.



Any Junior (9-10 years old), Intermediate (11-13 years old) or Senior (14-19 years old) 4-H member may participate in the 4-H Interview Contest. 

Check-In to Confirm Participation

All registered participants must check in by 9:30 AM in Wellman Hall 107. Check-in secures your participation.


Please indicate "dual-entry" on registration forms for each event you are entering. 

Interview Contest and Fashion Revue

Dual entry in Interview Contest and Interview Contest may be possible depending on interview time. Please try to schedule a time during the lunch break. Check in for dual-registered Fashion Revue members is at Olson Hall only.

Interview Contest and Presentation Day 

Dual entry in Interview Contest and Presentation Day may be possible depending on interview time. 

Participant Information

Interview Contest participants must do the following:

  • Choose a job: Choose one of the three jobs listed in your age category. Make sure to review the full job descriptions. 2019 Job Descriptions 

Junior Category  

  Petting Zoo Helper

  Interactive Game Attendant

  Dog Walker

Intermediate Category

                 Movie Clerk

                 Smoothie Maker

                 Marketing Assistant 

Senior Category

  Vet Technician

  Subject Tutor

  Market Cashier

  • Develop a resumé: Include real-life experiences (education, work, activities, etc.) that demonstrate your qualifications for the job selected.
  • Write a cover letter: Your cover letter should explain why you should be considered for the job selected.
  • Dress appropriately: Appropriate dress includes 4-H uniform or attire appropriate for a job interview as outlined in the Interview Contest Manual.

Participants are encouraged to review the tips, interview questions, judging rubrics and supporting materials provided in the California State 4-H Interview Contest Manual. 


Register to be a Evaluator

Evaluators are vital to the function of the 4-H Interview Contest! Evaluators give candidates feedback on their performance using a standard evaluation rubric.

Who can be an Evaluator

Evaluators may be 4-H volunteer leaders, 4-H staff, 4-H members (16 years of age and older and not participating in other events during State Field Day), and people from other organizations with experience in interviewing.


  • Evaluators should become familiar with the 4-H Interview Contest Manual and judging rubrics.
  • Provide written positive and constructive feedback to help each candidate improve.


California 4-H Interview Contest Manual (PDF) - This manual is a complete guidebook containing rules, procedures and helpful hints for a successful interview. It also contains sample interview questions, sample job descriptions, judging rubrics and supporting materials for preparing for an interview. 

2019 4-H Interview Contest Job Descriptions (PDF) TBD
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