Fall 2011 - Summer 2012
As a full-time undergraduate student (with a CGPA of 2.9 or higher) in one of the following programs: B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.), B.Sc.(F.Sc.), and B.Eng.(Bioresource), you have the opportunity to participate in the Internship program. It's a non-credit (Pass/Fail only) course, where you can intern in a place related to your field of study.
The internship should be a minimum length of 14 weeks, working 35 hours a week or more. Internships are a great way to get your foot in the door and experience practical work firsthand and see how it compliments your studies.
The objective of AGRI 310 is to give you experience working in an enterprise that is related to your field of study, and to find out how your studies can contribute to your understanding and performance in the workplace environment. Through observations of the enterprise function, the decision-making process and the economic constraints, you should obtain a better understanding of the technical, economic, and social challenges faced by enterprises working in your chosen field of study.
As a qualified student in the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.), you have the opportunity to participate in a summer-long internship related to your field of study. If you aspire to become a professional agrologist, you will be required to complete an internship under the supervision of a professional agrologist.
AGRI 410 is part of the professional agrology specialization and is obligatory for students wanting to become professional agrologists (agronomes) in Quebec as part of the 6 credits of practical training required by the Ordre des agronomes du Quebec.
Most undergraduate programs offered in the Faculty include the opportunity for a co-op work experience. Internships and co-op experience both involve a work placement of 12 to 16 weeks’ duration where you are exposed to the main areas of operation of your employer. Each work placement is unique, and you benefit from a program developed exclusively for you by both your employer and your instructor.
When you register for an internship or co-op experience, you benefit from the practical learning that you undergo during your work term in a meaningful job situation. As well, you benefit from the non-tangible learning experience that comes from the increased responsibilities needed to acquire and successfully complete your work term.
You also have the opportunity to pursue a 6-credit internship within the Barbados and Panama Field Studies semesters. For details, see Field Studies and Study Abroad > Field Study Semesters and Off-campus Courses.