This required internship is a supervised, professional experience appropriate for an entry-level position in a horticultural business or related field. Prior to the start of the internship the student must develop and submit an internship proposal that includes contact information, job description, goals, objectives, activities, and outcomes for the internship. The student, sponsor and faculty advisor must agree to the written plan in a signed contract. The on-site experience is about 15 weeks or 600 hours in length. In addition to agency supervision, each intern is advised and monitored by a faculty advisor on a regular basis. Final course requirements include: portfolio, journal, interim reports, mid-term assessment, supervisor evaluation, summary report and oral presentation.
Prerequisites: HORT 320 Horticulture Internship Orientation; Min. 2.0 GPA; Permission of the instructor
15 credits, (600 hours of supervised internship employment), fall or spring semester