All undergraduate majors in the OSU Horticulture & Crop Science Department have an internship requirement. Internships will allow you to gain specialized hands-on experience, further build your network, & learn more about potential career fields!
Sustainable Plant Systems & SustaInable Agriculture
All students majoring in Sustainable Plant Systems & Sustainable Agriculture are required to complete an internship prior to graduation. Interns must work full-time for ten weeks in the industry of their choice. 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. We recommend 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. Students are responsible for locating their own internship opportunity; however they may seek assistance through resources provided by the college office, referrals from their advisors, or opportunities distributed by the department.
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 us 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.
To learn more about internships, contact Regina Vann Hickok
Students have an opportunity to intern abroad in England, Ireland, or Australia. In conjunction with The Ohio Program (TOP), HCS faculty help students find placements at location that fits their interests.
Contact Mike O’Keeffe for more information.
Professional Golf Management
The Professional Golf Management Internship is designed to give you a real world experience as well as meet PGA requirements as you complete your degree at Ohio State. All students majoring in Professional Golf Management (PGM), are required to complete five (5) internships prior to graduation. Students receive a total of ten (10) academic credit hours for these work experiences, two (2) per internship. Students must be enrolled as Ohio State University students while interning and pay university fees.
Please visit the PGM Internship Experience Page to learn more about PGM programs unique internship requirements.
Contact Tim Kerr for more information.