Undergraduate: Internships

Undergraduate Internships

Sustainable Plant Systems

All students majoring in Sustainable Plant Systems are required to complete an internship prior to graduation. Interns must work full-time for ten weeks in the industry of their choice.

  • It’s recommended that students complete this requirement the summer between their junior and senior years.
  • After the internship, students sign up for HCS 4191.01 (offered in the Autumn and Spring Semesters) to receive two credit hours for the internship. HCS 4191.01 is a required class for the Bachelor’s of Science degree.

Students are responsible for locating their own internship opportunity; however they may seek assistance through resources provided by the college office, such as the employment listing on “Hireabuckeye” (cfaes.osu.edu/students/careers/hireabuckeye), referrals from their advisors, or listings disseminated by the department. To learn more about internships, please contact Regina Vann Hickok at vannhickok.1@osu.edu or by phone at 614-292-3866.


Sustainable Plants Systems Interns are first required to complete a Statement of Understanding (SOU). This helps the student and the employer appreciate an internship is more than a seasonal job and provides Ms. Vann Hickok with the necessary contact information. The SOU should outline the job responsibilities, the rate of pay, the dates of employment, contact information and 5-objectives the student desires to accomplish during their internship.
An ideal internship should encompass a variety of job experiences, embrace a mentoring relationship with management, and extend the best possible experience to prepare the intern as an industry professional.


The forms necessary for the Sustainable Plant Systems internship can be found below:

Statement of Understanding

Employer Observation Form #1

Employer Observation Form #2

Student Observation Form #1

Student Observation Form #2

 

Professional Golf Management 

The Professional Golf Management Internship requires students to complete five internships prior to graduation. Students must participate in the internship full time and must be enrolled in the University. The internship should be 15 weeks each. 

• PGM students enroll in HCS 4191.02 (offered Autumn, Spring, and Summer). HCS 4191.02 is a required class for the Bachelor’s of Science degree.

Students are required to submit a Statement of Understanding. This helps the student, PGM program, and the employer understand that an internship is more than a seasonal job. The Statement of Understanding should outline the job responsibilities, the rate or pay, and the dates of employment.

An internship should have a variety of job experience, a mentoring relationship with management, and the best possible experience to help the intern in preparation for full-time employment. Students are also required to sign up for PGM Advanced Professional Experience. Which is a series of five classes that will be taken at the same time as the PGM Internship course. 

  • The HCS 4501 series ensures that students follow the PGA guidelines required for the PGM internship. There are three (3) levels to complete.

    Level 1: activities will include the topics of Customer Relations (14 hours), Golf Car Fleet Management (24 hours) Tournament Operations (30 hours) and Introduction to Teaching (12 hours).

    Level 2: activities will include the topics of Merchandising and Inventory Management (20 hours), Turfgrass Management (16 hours), and Intermediate Teaching and Golf Club Alteration (12 hours).

    Level 3: activities will include the topics of Advanced Golf Operations (11 hours), Food and Beverage Control (10 hours), Human Resources Management and Supervising and Delegating (16 hours), Career Enhancement (8 hours), Player Development and Teaching Business (16 hours) and Advanced Teaching and Golf Club Fitting (34 hours).

Have questions? Please contact, Tim Kerr at kerr.176@osu.edu or by phone at (614) 292-1317. You can also visit the Professional Golf Management Program website: http://pgm.osu.edu/internships
 

International Internships

Students have an opportunity to intern abroad in England, Ireland, or Australia. In conjunction with the Ohio Program, HCS faculty help students find placements at location that fits their interests. Contact Mike O’Keeffe for more information.