There's no substitute for real-world experience and an internship allows you to explore opportunities in your major through a professional work environment. ABE encourages all students to participate in a related summer job or internship as an important supplement to classroom education. Internships improve a graduate's marketability and helps you establish contacts with professionals and companies in your chosen field that may offer you a job upon graduation. Read about our students' varied experiences in the internship profiles.
Many companies contact the ABE department with information regarding summer jobs and internships. Check with your undergraduate advisor for opportunities in your program. In addition, the following resources are available through the University of Florida:
Another resource for students is the Ag Careers web site, which posts both employment and internship opportunities.
The following lists provide contact information for companies that employ graduates in the three undergraduate majors. Many of these companies also offer internship opportunities for students. Explore their web sites for additional information.
- Biological Engineering (118KB pdf)
- Agricultural Operations Management (118KB pdf)
- Watch a video highlighting a student's internship experience
Students in the ABE department have participated in a wide variety of internships at both large and small companies. Read their stories to find out why they considered this an important and interesting experience.