College of Agriculture

Internship Course

A student in a field of sunflowersThe Internship courses (ABUS 389, AGRI 389, ANSC 389, and PSSC 389) provide credit for industry experience.  The objective of the internship program is to enhance the technical and professional capabilities of future production, service and research employees.

The objective may be achieved through an internship program for undergraduate students, who will receive practical experience in a wide variety of agricultural science related fields, i.e. production, service and research.  The program may also serve to acquaint student interns with agricultural and conflicting lifestyles, norms and values, while establishing valuable contacts in their chosen field. The internship may be spent in the private or public sector, but in either case, should reflect a view of a wide cross-section of the business/agency. 

To find a variety of internship and entry-level positions that have been shared with the College of Agriculture,  please visit Handshake, or check out the weekly email from the College of Agriculture Senator.

Summer Internship Workshops:  If you plan to complete an internship during the summer you will need to attend one of the following workshops.  If you cannot attend, please reach out to

Workshop Zoom Link  

Thursday, March 14 | 12-12:30 | Virtual

Tuesday, March 26 | 4-4:30 | Virtual

Thursday, April 4 | 5:30-6. | Virtual

Monday, April 15 | 12-12:30 | Virtual

Internship steps after attending workshop:

1. Attend Internship Meeting. Check e-mails from Student Success Office regarding due dates and times or contact Lindsey Jeffery at  

2. Secure agricultural internship. 

3. Review the Workshop Presentation (PDF) and complete the Internship Application and Waiver (PDF)and submit it to Lindsey Jeffery at for review and approval.  Unpaid internships require additional paperwork - once the application is received. any additional paperwork will be sent to you.

Internship Deadlines
SemesterUnpaid InternshipPaid Internship
Fall 20243rd Monday in August4th Monday in August
Spring2nd Monday in January3rd Monday in January
Summer3rd Monday in May4th Monday in May

4. Once site is approved and a contract between the university and internship site is executed, student will be enrolled in course (Lindsey Jeffery will provide an update to the student).

5. Complete required hours of relevant work experience tied to established student learning objectives.

6. Complete and submit required internship assignments per syllabus.