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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Your job while at the University of Florida is to get the most out of your education and take advantage of the hands-on learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Students who participate in internships while at the University of Florida gain valuable experience and have one foot in the door to those employers.

  • Previous Internship Companies/Organizations
    • Shongaloo Fisheries Inc.
    • Unilever
    • aha Pure Foods
    • Nestle USA
    • Ag-Pro Companies
    • Nestle USA
    • Alico Citrus
    • Childers Construction Co.
    • ECHO
    • Beef & Genetic Factory SRL
    • JEFF Phillips Trucking Inc
    • U.S. Sugar
    • Moss and Associates
    • Walther Farms
    • Girl Scouts of W Central Fl-Camp Wildwood
    • Bright View
    • Ecovative Design
    • Marion County
    • Solenis
    • Refresco Beverages Inc
    • Colgate-Palmolive (Tom's of Maine)
    • Kymanox
    • USDA
    • Field & Fork Farm-UF
    • Syngenta
    • Exactech, Inc
    • All County Homes, Inc
    • John Gray
    • The UPS Store #2720
    • C.S.S. Landscaping
    • Queen Bee Farms
    • Richardson Bros Ranch
    • Anheuser-Busch
    • Marion County
    • The Hershey Company
    • UF Field & Fork
    • Cal-Maine Foods
    • Steelcase Inc
    • UF Field & Fork Farm
    • Nutri-Turf LLC
    • UF Field and Fork Farm
    • 3rd Day Growers

Previous Internships

This summer, Nyssa worked with Bayer Crop Science as a Sales Intern with the Southeast Crop Protection team. Nyssa's territory stretched over three states: including Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, and responsibilities included understanding and assisting the local team in sales of crop protection products and services, building relationships with customers and retailers to successfully satisfy their needs and expectations, and completing a marketing project to deepen knowledge that pertains to the demographic of local dealers. 

A headshot of student intern Kennedy Belknap

This summer, Kennedy worked as a water and wastewater intern and was able to secure a full-time job for the Spring after she graduates! She also was lucky enough to attend the Florida Section Meeting and the Annual International Meeting for ASABE! 

A headshot photo of ABE student Hannah Burdett.

Sales Intern at SiteOne

Hannah Burdett

Hannah was a Sales Intern for SiteOne this summer and worked primarily with the sales team and customer experience team. This position was unique because each week could look a little bit different. Hannah spent time with sellers out on the road; meeting plenty of different customers from lawn maintenance business owners to golf course superintendents to homeowners with multimillion dollar homes. She also spent time working to inform and educate customers on their online account access and write up reports on overall success rate and customer responses.

A photo of Jacob Gutierrez in the Nestle packaging factory, holding two Outshine products.

Jacob worked on innovation/renovation, sustainability, and optimization projects under the Bakery Sweets and Global Brands Division as a technical packaging co-op at the largest food and beverage company in the world! As the packaging lead on many projects, Jacob worked cross-functionally to develop primary and secondary packaging solutions while also communicating with and aiding in external suppliers.

During her internship, Brissa worked as a Soil Conservation Intern, She spent the summer learning about NRCS cost-share programs that help private landowners conserve the water, soil, and other natural resources on their lands. Brissa enjoyed meeting with producers and seeing how everyone worked together in different ways towards the goal of production.

During her internship, Josie learned under the family and Consumer Science Agent, the 4-H Agent, and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in Sumter County. During her internship experience, some of Josie’s activities included communicating directly with local farmers, teaching food safety practices, working with 4-H kids, and helping plant 36 fruit trees in a community garden.

Ag-Pro Companies

Carson Ostrum

During his internship, Carson spent two weeks learning/shadowing the sales team where he went on sales calls and learned the ins/outs of selling heavy machinery from a handful of salesmen. Carson also spent two weeks within the service and parts department, learning how to handle service orders and provide great customer service to in-store customers.


Ayla Sage

During her internship, Ayla served as an Engineering Project Specialist. Although she was originally placed in the Project Management group, Ayla had the opportunity to work with each subteam of Kymanox's sectors: Project Management, Validation, Process Engineering, Quality Engineering, and Analytical Sciences.

aha Pure Foods

Alex DiCairano

For her internship, Alex served as a team member at aha Pure Foods, a plant-based foods company in Gainesville, Florida. During this time, she worked on product certification, sales, marketing, product development, and operations.

Walther Farms

Kip Jedlicka

Kip worked as an assistant field manager during his internship with Walther Farms. This role involved three different aspects of potato production including lab duties, line, and field duties, and agronomy duties.

USDA Farm Service Agency

Beverly Velazquez

Through her internship, Beverly was a part of a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide her with experience in her desired agricultural field. Her work involved various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training.

Nestle USA

Jonathan Wagner

Jonathan served as a packaging engineering co-op on the innovation team at Nestle USA. He had the opportunity to work on brands such as Coffee-mate and Tollhouse.

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