The Animal Science
internship program is designed to expand a student's education by including
academic credit for a meaningful work experience in the bachelor of
science degree program (up to 6 credits for a BS degree).
The program combines periods of supervised employment and on-campus assignments.
the animal industry in the education of future animal scientists.
students to develop the best on-campus/off-campus educational program for
students in making career decisions.
- Join the efforts of students,
faculty, and cooperators in understanding the needs of one another.
1. Contact potential
cooperator to determine whether an internship possibility exists.
student and cooperator are interested in entering an employee-employer
for internship which will contribute to the intern's educational
development. Agree on the amount of time that will be spent on main
Arrive at an
agreement on terms of employment with cooperator (dates of employment,
hours worked, wages and benefits).
2. Discuss internship
with academic advisor in Animal Science.
internship coordinator for instructions to fulfill expectations for
credit in internship program. Apply for admission
to the internship program through the internship coordinator.
4. Notify cooperator in advance when unable to report for work.
5. In case of emergency, accident, or prolonged illness, report
to cooperator and internship coordinator.
6. Keep internship coordinator informed about the progress on
internship objectives and any unresolved issues with internship or
Provide student with the
opportunity for meaningful educational experience.
Guide the intern's experience
through regular counseling and evaluation.
Participate in evaluation of
Contribute to the internship
program by suggesting ideas for improvement to the internship coordinator.
Meet all responsibilities as
outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement.
Employers interested in becoming a
cooperator can send a description of employment opportunities and contact
Dr. Philip Spike, Internship Coordinator
119A Kildee Hall
Department of Animal Science, ISU
Ames, IA 50011