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.  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. 

*If interning during the summer, enroll in one unit (section 01) in summer session. You'll be force added for remaining units in the fall.

Internship Steps:
1. Attend Internship Meeting. Check e-mails from Student Success Office regarding dates and times or contact Lindsey Jeffery at lkjeffery@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 Lindsey Jeffery at lkjeffery@csuchico.edu for review and approval.

Internship Deadlines
SemesterUnpaid InternshipPaid Internship
Fall2nd Monday in August3rd Monday in August
Spring2nd Monday in January3rd Monday in January
Summer3rd Monday in May4th Monday in May

Note:  Summer internships require enrolling in a one unit summer internship course (389-01) in order to receive credit.

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

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