About the AEDE Internship Requirement:
As part of the Agribusiness and Applied Economics major curriculum, the department requires students to complete an internship worth 2 credit hours in order to graduate. The internship experience aims to acquaint undergrads with a real-world work environment in the field of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. The experience also aims to challenge undergraduates to apply the skills they've learned in the classroom to real-world challenges.
|Internship credits can be earned in the following ways:|
A formal internship designed by an employer.
Self-employment that generates $3,000 or more gross income during a calendar year, accompanied by a business plan for the company.
Full-time employment (summer experience) 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 a business plan for the family business.|
|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.|
Students must take the following steps to successfully earn the internship credits required for the degree:
To receive credit for the internship, students must enroll in AEDE 3191. AEDE 3191 is to be taken after the internship is complete and is a 2 credit course. Internship Enrollment Packet