Our goal with the CAFES Internship Program is to create a uniquely beneficial experience for both students and agricultural employers. We listen closely to our student's career aspirations, and work hard to find the perfect fit with local, regional and national organizations who are seeking to employ top quality candidates.
- Gain valuable, hands-on, practical career experiences, while earning university credit
- Blend theory with practice, which enhances the relevance of classroom experiences
- Build a professional network
- Individualized learning objectives establish unique experiences to match students' career goals
- Earn money to support next year's tuition, as most internships are paid work experiences
- Interns prove to be well motivated and productive employees.
- Interns provide extra support for special projects.
- Opportunity to identify, train, and evaluate interns who upon graduation may become employees.
- Opportunity to positively affect our curricular programming due to the positive relationship established with the university and the departments within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.
- Enhancement of the employer’s recruiting efforts as a result of the favorable comments from CAFES interns.
Faculty coordinators and employers work together to ensure a realistic career and educational experience for students.
Role of On-Campus Faculty Coordinators:
- Each major has one or more designated faculty coordinators to assist with and supervise internships
- Assist students in identifying an appropriate internship to support their career paths
- Assist students in the development of learning objectives
- Monitor students' progress and issues grades
- Develop relationships with employers