College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

Internship Program

Internship Program

You can complete an internship for credit by enrolling in AREC386 (3 credits). AREC 386 requires 135 hours of work at your internship site. AREC 386 is open to students in the AREC major** and to Global Poverty minors. 

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. After the Assistant Director approves your internship, you will register for the internship course, AREC 386. You must complete the internship in the same semester you register for the course.  

**Please note that if you are an AREC major, AREC386 will not count towards the seven required courses for the major. It will count as elective credit.

Process for completing AREC386 (Internship program):

You must complete and turn in the internship offer letter by the semester deadline.

For internships to be done during the fall term: April 1st prior to beginning of the semester.

For internships to be done during the spring term: November 1st prior to the beginning of the semester.

Once your internship is approved, you must complete the internship contract and turn it in to the Assistant Director. 

Academic credit for the internship

After you complete all requirements of AREC386, 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 e-mail Assistant Director Jill Janofsky: jjanofsk@umd.edu

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