All students majoring in Crop and Soil Science, regardless of option, are required to complete an internship (CROP PBG SOIL 410) or a research project (CROP PBG SOIL 401/ CROP PBG SOIL 403). Completing an internship or research project will provide you with the opportunity to gain practical experience while receiving credit for your work. During the internship or project, you'll apply the science and theory that you have learned in courses to real world situations.
For those students who have interest in an unfunded or partially funded internship, support dollars may be available. In 2008, Don and Mary Fisher, long time Willamette Valley farmers and OSU supporters from Junction City, provided funds to support internships in Crop and Soil Science with the specific goal of funding needy students participating in an unfunded or partially funded internship. Awards will typically be in the $250-1000 range, but requests for a larger amount may be granted with adequate justification. Award funds will be drawn from the spendable dollars in the Fisher Fund. Awards may be used for tuition, salary support, travel and living expenses related to an internship or other unusual internship costs. Talk with Kelly Donegan about application for these funds.
Research can be an integral part of an Oregon State University education. For more information on research, its impact and how it can enhance your education, visit the the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts website or watch a presentation on how to get involved in undergraduate research at OSU.
Contact the Internship Coordinator for a current list of internship opportunities in Crop and Soil Science.
Student Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the internship in the Department of Crop and Soil Science is to provide you with a learning experience that has immediate real world application. Ideally, you'll put into practice some of the concepts you have learned in the classroom, and you'll be provided an opportunity to learn new skills and applications. You're expected to work 100-120 hours for each internship credit taken. Variance from this level needs preapproval from the internship coordinator.