College of Agriculture

Internship Course

The Internship courses (ABUS 389, AGRI 389, ANSC 389, and PSSC 389) provide credit for industry experience.  Students must have prior approval from the supervising faculty before beginning their internship 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. 

Internship Steps:
1. Attend Internship Meeting. Check e-mails from Student Success Office regarding dates and times or contact Alyssa Schager at aschager@csuchico.edu

2. Secure agricultural internship. 

3. Request prior approval of internship for course credit. Complete Agricultural Internship Approval Form (PDF) and submit it to Alyssa Schager at aschager@csuchico.edu for review and approval.

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

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

6. Complete and submit required internship assignments per syllabus.

 College of Agriculture Internship Process (PDF)