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Agricultural Sciences students focus on their interests while gaining practical experience through the internship requirement. Explore possibilities through reading the AgSci Interns Blog. To understand the requirement, read the information below and contact the coordinator with questions.

What is an internship?

Brooke Parsons interned at the Casa Sicilia winery in the Alicante province of Spain. Learn about her internship and others' on the AgSci Interns blog.

An internship is supervised practical work experience in research or a professional situation. An Agricultural Sciences internship is designed as an opportunity for students to explore an area of interest, apply their coursework to real-world, real-time problems, network with agricultural professionals, and build their resumes. Our preference is to see the connection between your studies and your career plans. Academic credit is granted for internship work; one credit for 45 hours of work. An internship may be paid or unpaid. Students can receive academic credit and get paid during their internship.

When will I do my internship?

Most students do their internship sometime between the end of their sophomore year and the beginning of their senior year. You may do your internship during the semester or during a break.

How do I get an internship?

Help for finding an internship is everywhere! Fellow students, advisors, professors, the major's coordinator, advertised listings, the CALS Career Development Office, on-campus recruiting, and career fairs are just some of the resources available. Some students design their own internship in partnership with an organization or individual.