Internships

Internship Application Process

AAEC Internship Application & MOU Deadlines

  • Summer Internships
    • Completed application due – April 1
    • Signed MOU due – April 30
  • Fall Internships
    • Completed application due – July 1
    • Signed MOU due – July 31
  • Spring Internships
    • Completed application due – November 1
    • Signed MOU due November 30

AAEC Internship Application & MOU Deadlines

Missed the deadline to apply? Follow the procedures at this link to submit a petition.

Internship Registration
 

  1. Complete the online internship application at this link. Approved Internship experiences typically provide students with progressively challenging work activities and significant learning opportunities related to their major, supported by an organization that provides a solid orientation, training, supervision, and feedback along the way.
  2. Notify your internship supervisor of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) they will be receiving from the department. A sample letter can be found here. Before you are granted Permission of Department to register for your internship in AAEC 3910, ENVM 3910, HFIM 3910, HFIM 3912, HFIM 3913 or HFIM 3914, the MOU must be signed first by your internship supervisor at the internship site. This process can take three or more weeks.
    • Leta Salazar will send the MOU to your internship supervisor via Docusign and then it will be sent to three other departments for signatures before it can be approved. You can’t register for AAEC 3910, ENVM 3910, HFIM 3910, HFIM 3912, HFIM 3913 or HFIM 3914 until the MOU is officially approved. Additionally, you cannot begin working at your internship site prior to the MOU being officially approved.
  3. Once the MOU has completed the routing process and been approved, you will be cleared to register for your internship course. Leta Salazar (leta.salazar@uga.edu) will let you know when you have been granted Permission of Department.
  4. Once registered, email your instructor (Octavio Ramirez, John Bergstrom or John Salazar) to let them know you have registered. They will then send you any necessary materials and instructions.

 


2020 Internship Placements

AgSouth Godfrey Seed
Athens Land Trust
Jaemor Farms
Betts Environmental
Ken W. Smith PC
BizBash Lancaster Farms
Cal-Maine Foods
Mar-Jac Poultry
Carmelita Gardens Belize
Phoenix Landscape Management
Central Garden and Pet
Ruppert Landscapes
City of Lawrenceville
SiteOne
Cooper, Barnette and Page
Sugar Hill Animal Hospital
Corteva Agriscience
Towerhouse Farm Brewery
Don Lee Camp and Retreat Center
UGA HFIM
Easy Event Planning
UGA Office of Sustainability
GA Department of Agriculture
Walton EMC
GA Fruit and Vegetable Growers
 

Agribusiness Internship Opportunities

Good Food Jobs
Look for meaningful food work in opportunities with farmers and food artisans, policy makers and purveyors, retailers and restaurateurs, economists, ecologists, and more.

House of Representatives: Congressman Austin Scott
Intern in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08).

Internships.com
View agriculture internships on Chegg Internships.

OneUSDA Internship Program
The OneUSDA Internship Program is a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. An internship with USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student’s education, experience, and interests.

Extension Internships
Work with Extension agents across the state to see firsthand how the organization serves Georgia. Get hands-on experience in the field and office and, whenever possible, be matched with an agent in your preferred county or region. (Application deadline for summer semester: Feb. 1)

AgCareers.com
Intern with Tyson Foods, DuPont, Syngenta and more.

Go Government
How to find and apply for internships and jobs in the federal government.


Agricultural and Applied Economics Internship Opportunities

Council of Economic Advisors
Intern with the CEA in the White House (application deadline for spring term: Dec. 5th)

Good Food Jobs
Look for meaningful food work in opportunities with farmers and food artisans, policy makers and purveyors, retailers and restaurateurs, economists, ecologists, and more.

House of Representatives: Congressman Austin Scott
Intern in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08).

Internships.com - Agriculture
View agriculture internships on Chegg Internships.

Internships.com - Economics
View economics internships on Chegg Internships.

Extension Internships
Work with Extension agents across the state to see firsthand how the organization serves Georgia. Get hands-on experience in the field and office and, whenever possible, be matched with an agent in your preferred county or region. (Application deadline for summer semester: Feb. 1)


Environmental Economics and Management Internship Opportunities

Good Food Jobs
Look for meaningful food work in opportunities with farmers and food artisans, policy makers and purveyors, retailers and restaurateurs, economists, ecologists, and more.

House of Representatives: Congressman Austin Scott
Intern in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08).

NRCS Internship Program
Through NRCS, interns enjoy a summer experience working alongside Georgia’s farmers and producers who are focused on taking care of the land. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent career in the civil service. Summer 2020 positions include Soil Conservationist, Agricultural Engineer and Civil Engineer.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida
The Natural Resources Intern will work with the Conservancy's highly-skilled Environmental Policy Team to research environmental issues and advocate for the Conservancy's positions on a local, state, and/or federal level.

Department of Energy Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program is designed to provide opportunities and attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates to appointments that are carefully designed to help prepare them for and motivate them toward the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within DOE and organizations that support the DOE mission.

OneUSDA Internship Program
The OneUSDA Internship Program is a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. An internship with USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student’s education, experience, and interests.

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholars
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities.

Atlanta Regional Commission Sustainable Connections Internship Program
ARC’s Sustainable Connections Internship Program is designed to connect university students in the Atlanta region who are interested in careers in sustainability with local governments and nonprofits in need of sustainability programming assistance.

Georgia County Internship Program
The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) offers first-hand internship experiences to undergraduate and graduate level college students in county government. Each summer, internships are offered across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines ranging from accounting to wildlife sciences in county government offices throughout the state.

Sustainable UGA
The Office of Sustainability Student Internship Program, a collaboration with UGA’s Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, provides opportunities for experiential learning, leadership, and professional development while making a positive and tangible impact within the University of Georgia and Athens communities.

Go Government
How to find and apply for internships and jobs in the federal government.

Extension Internships
Work with Extension agents across the state to see firsthand how the organization serves Georgia. Get hands-on experience in the field and office and, whenever possible, be matched with an agent in your preferred county or region. (Application deadline for summer semester: Feb. 1)