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Dept of Animal Sciences Academic Credit Internship Requirements

The Department of Animal Sciences academic 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 (one to six credits for a BS degree). The program combines supervised employment and on-campus assignments.


1.    Involve the animal industry in the education of future animal scientists.
2.    Allow students to develop the best on-campus/off-campus educational program for their interests.
3.    Aid students in making career decisions.
4.    Join the efforts of students, faculty, and cooperators in understanding the needs of one another.

Background Information

1.    Credit for internship is limited to new educational experiences. Previous work experience cannot be used to earn internship credits.
2.    It is expected that students will complete 100 hours of work experience for every one credit of internship.
3.    For summer internships, students should register for ANSC 396 credits for the fall following the internship. For internships completed during the regular school year, students may register for credit in the semester they complete their internship.

Do I qualify for an Internship?

1.    Are you an undergraduate major in Department of Animal Sciences, majoring in Animal Science or Equine Science at North Dakota State University?
2.    Completed at least 1 semester at North Dakota State University before internship?
3.    NDSU GPA is 2.0 or higher (not on academic probation or warning)?

Does my job qualify for an Internship?

1.    Does your job represent new experiences?
2.    Can job experiences be expected to assist you to grow professionally?
3.    Does employer accept cooperator's responsibilities?
4.    Are student and employer unrelated?
5.    Does your academic advisor support the internship experience for credit?

Employers interested in becoming a cooperator can send a description of employment opportunities and contact information to Please be sure to state in your email that you would like to become a cooperator for the Internship. Thank you.

More information:                                                                                 

ANSC 396 Syllabus
Student Responsibilities and Internship Checklist
Cooperator Responsibilities
Student/Employer Agreement Form
Employer Evaluation of Student Form
Internship Written Report guidelines
Internship Public Presentation guidelines

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