University of Maryland

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Internship Program

Internship Program

This internship experience is available to students pursuing the minor in Global Poverty and/or current AREC undergraduate students.

Internship Program Description

Students will identify an internship and start the process of getting approval from the Assistant Director. If students need help with identifying an internship, the Assistant Director can provide assistance. Once approval is given and all paperwork is signed, you will register for the internship course, AREC 386. You must complete the internship in the same semester you register for the course.  

You will register for AREC386 if your major is AREC or you are enrolled in the Global Poverty minor.

If your major is AREC, AREC386 will not count towards the seven required courses for the major.

Process of the internship program

Once you secure the internship, it is required to complete the Internship contract and Internship offer letter prior to starting the internship. You can find the forms in the "Internship forms" link on the left hand side.

You must complete and turn in the Internship offer letter and contract one month prior to the semester in which you will complete the internship. Submit all forms to Adaire Parker, 2200 Symons Hall. Emailed internship forms will not be accepted.  

Academic credit for the internship

  If your internship is approved, you will receive three credits for working 135 hours on site. You are expected to work 8-10 hours per week over the semester. There is an academic component attached with the internship. The grading method is Pass/Fail.  You must complete the internship hours and the components of the seminar to receive “Pass” for the internship credit.

If you have any questions please contact Adaire Parker, Assistant Director, by email

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