Internships are work experiences that provide participants with learning and practical experience related to their course of study or career interest. Internships allow participants to gain important experience that will aid in their job search and future careers. It is estimated around 70% of interns are eventually offered full-time employment with their internship provider, are more likely to have a higher salary and are less likely to be unemployed than those who did not complete internships.
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Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE) majors are required to complete a two-credit internship experience which gives students real-world work experience and the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges.
Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) majors have a different set of curriculum expectations.
AAE Internship Requirements
Intership credit can be earned by:
- Engaging in a formal internship designed by an employer
- Obtaining self-employment that generates more than $3,000 in gross income during a calendar year, accompanied by the creation of a business plan for the company
- Full-time summer employment accompanied by a monthly narrative prepared for the internship advisor. The monthly narrative must focus on a continuing problem, activity, management function or special project
- Involvement in a family business that includes specific management responsibilities, accompanied by the creation of a business plan for the company
- Part-time employment for six months with the same employer (10 hours or more per week), accompanied by a monthly narrative prepared for the internship advisor. The monthly narrative must focus on a continuing problem, activity, management function or special project
During the internship participants must:
Complete and submit of Statement of Understanding form within the first two weeks
Complete the Internship Hours and Activities documentation form
after the internship participants must:
- Enroll in the internship course, AEDE 3191. This course is to be taken after the internship is complete and is a 2-credit course. You must receive permission to enroll in AEDE 3191. Please read the Internship Enrollment Packet for full details on the enrollment process. Below is the step-by step process for enrolling:
- Step 1: Research and secure an internship for the upcoming semester or summer months. International students, must first obtain CPT approval through the Office of International Affairs.
- Step 2: Complete the Internship Registration Request Form.
- Step 3: Email the Internship Registration Request Form to Dr. Anna Parkman, requesting a meeting to discuss details and complete the Permission to Enroll Form that allows you to register
- Step 4: Review the internship requirements and expectations for documentation during the internship to earn credit in AEDE 3191 in the semester you are enrolled.
- Step 5: Once the enrollment form has been submitted and you are registered for the course, watch for emails providing direction to course shells in Carmen offering you further information on submission of materials, deadlines and requirements.