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Catalogue Description

Animal Science 4940 (Internship in Animal Science and Technology).
Off-Campus training to develop technical skills and understanding of an area of animal science.  Written weekly report and a PowerPoint summary or a final oral presentation are required.


  1. Cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 at the time of application and at the time of placement.
  2. Instructor’s consent.


  1. Provide educational experiences, which are directly related to curricula and student’s goals.
  2. Develop student awareness of employment demands, responsibilities and opportunities.
  3. Provide potential career experience with an opportunity for continuing formal education.
  4. Provide an opportunity for the student to apply principles and techniques learned in the classroom to problem solving situations in order to gain a better understanding of the decision-making and implementing process.

Credit and Grading

A maximum of 12 hours of credit may be earned during a fall or spring semester (16 weeks) internship.  A maximum of six hours credit may be earned during a summer (8 weeks) internship.  A minimum of 45 hours of work experience is required for each 1 hour of A.S. 4940 credit.  A total of 12 credit hours may be applied toward a B.S. degree.

Students will be evaluated by the supervisor and the internship coordinator.  Grading of the student intern is primarily the responsibility of the internship coordinator.  It will be on a Pass/Fail (S/U) basis.

Application Procedure

(Please read all the steps BEFORE submitting application)

  1. Generally, the intern will have contacted a prospective employer (supervisor) and worked out the internship proposal including a plan of action, timetable, work schedule, and financial arrangements (Internship Learning Objectives/Placement contract). It is recommended the student be paid equivalent to living expenses; however, unpaid internships are acceptable.
  2. File an application with the internship coordinator.

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  3. The internship coordinator presents the application to the Academic Affairs Committee for consideration.  The coordinator conveys the decision of the committee to the applicant by email.
  4. Upon approval of the internship the student must register for A.S. 4940 in order to receive credit.

Responsibilities After Approval of the Internship

  1. A weekly written report (email preferred) is to be provided to the internship coordinator during the internship stating what was learned during each week.
  2. A Powerpoint summary of your internship should be submitted by email to the internship coordinator
  3. Evaluation - The program and the student’s performance will be evaluated by the student, the supervisor and the internship coordinator. 

    Evaluation Documents(PDF:

    Student Evaluation of Internship - Supervisor Evaluation of Intern

For more information, contact Trista Strauch.