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. 

To find a variety of internship and entry-level positions that have been shared with the College of Agriculture, please visit our Career and Internship Opportunities page(opens in new window)(opens in new window) Check out the "Current Positions" tab for currently available opportunities and the "Previous Positions" tab to get an idea of what might become available in the future.

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. Complete Internship Application and Waiver (PDF) and submit it to Lindsey Jeffery at lkjeffery@csuchico.edu for review and approval.  Unpaid internships require additional paperwork - once application is received, any additional paperwork will be sent to you.

Internship Deadlines
SemesterUnpaid InternshipPaid Internship
Fall 20223rd 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 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.

Internship Flyer and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

 *If interning during the summer, you will be enrolled in one unit in summer session. You'll be force added for remaining units in the fall.