Internships and Careers

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 Requirements:

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. You must receive permission to enroll in AEDE 3191. Please read the Internship Enrollment Packet for full details on the enrollment process.