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The purpose of the Internship Program is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain worthwhile experiences that cannot normally be acquired at the University, Interns benefit from the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge immediately to the practical “laboratory” of current business practices and techniques. Academic faculty, employers and public agencies work together with the interns to enhance the connection between classroom theory and real-world practice.

The internship allows the student to work for an employer without a commitment to full-time employment following graduation.  Students who participate in the Internship Program normally work for one semester (14-16 weeks).

For Students

Student Eligibility

A student is eligible to participate in the Internship Program if he/she meets the following criteria:

  • ƒMust have completed their freshman year (30 hours). 
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative G.P.A. 
  • ƒObtained approval from the Internships Committee, faculty advisor, and the Associate Dean of the College of  Agriculture. 
  • ƒIs employable (i.e. posses good work ethic, holds a valid work permit if not a U.S. citizen, etc.) 
  • ƒTransfer students become eligible upon completion of one full-time semester (12 hours) at ASU if all other eligibility requirements are met. 

Benefits to the Student

An internship is a supervised, on-the-job, learning experience, it is an opportunity for YOU to learn more about career opportunities in the field of agricultural science or agribusiness and gain real-life experiences which are of benefit to you. During a field assignment you will:

  • ƒIntegrate classroom theory with practical experience. 
  • ƒExamine the structure and functions of a firm, organization, or agency. 
  • ƒPartially meet education expenses through wages received for the internship.
  • ƒEnhance permanent placement, starting salary, and positions through career related experiences. 
  • ƒ Opportunity to improve human-relational and networking skills.
  • ƒDevelop a personal independence and a sense of responsibility. 

Paid or Unpaid 

  • Most internships pay an hourly wage; however, some internships with governmental agencies and non-profit organizations are not paid. Whether paid or unpaid , an internship provides you with valuable work experience.

Tuition and Fees

  • Regular undergraduate tuition and fees apply to internship credit 

For More information on how you can get involved, contact:

Donald "Bud" Kennedy, Ph.D.

Arkansas State University 

College of Agriculture, AG 227

PO Box 1080

State University, AR 72467-1080

870-972-2087, dkennedy@astate.edu