Internships

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Hands-On Experience. Real-World Application.

Put your knowledge and skills to work through an animal science-related internship. Internships provide students with an excellent opportunity to get work experience while receiving college credit. They are resume-boosters, adding value to your degree and preparing you for your professional career.

Students have three options to receive course credit for internships:

Ready to get started? Learn how to initiate an internship.

Professional Experience in the Animal Sciences

In ANS 492, students gain real-world experience relevant to their academic and career goals.

Upon completion, students will be expected to:

  • Describe the nature of the experience and his/her specific role in that experience
  • Describe the professional competencies and knowledge he/she developed or deepened through the experience
  • Explain how he/she applied his/her formal academic experiences to ANS 492
  • Describe how the ANS 492 experience contributed to the achievement of academic or career goals
View ANS 492 Syllabus

Research Experience in the Animal Sciences

ANS 493 provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in a scientific research program.

Upon completion, students will be expected to:

  • Describe the goal of the research project and his/her specific role in that project
  • Describe the professional competencies and knowledge he/she developed or deepened through the research experience
  • Explain how he/she applied formal in-class experiences to the research experience
  • Describe how the research experience contributed to the achievement of academic or career goals
  • Explain how his/her understanding of the nature and practice of science was impacted by the research experience
View ANS 493 Syllabus

The Call of the Wild

Johnathan Hodiak spent two weeks in South Africa in June 2013 working with the SA WorldVets team getting hands on experience with veterinary life.

See Johnathan's Experience

Teaching Experience in the Animal Sciences

Through ANS 494, students gain experience with some aspect of teaching, including one or more of the following: leading or facilitating lessons, producing educational resources, or education research.

Upon completion, students will be expected to:

  • Describe the goal of the course and his/her specific role in the course
  • Describe the professional competencies and knowledge or skills he/she has developed or deepened through the ANS 494 experience
  • Explain how he/she applied formal in-class experiences to the ANS 494 experience
  • Describe how the ANS 494 experience contributed to the achievement of academic or career goals
  • Explain how his/her understanding of teaching and/or learning was impacted by the experience
View ANS 494 Syllabus

Initiate an Internship

  • Internships are initiated by completing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the student and the individual hosting/supervising the internship. (MOAs for the courses: ANS492, ANS493, and ANS494)
  • Email a completed MOA to Dr. Paul Siciliano: paul_siciliano@ncsu.edu.
  • Read the footnote on each MOA carefully and follow the submission directions exactly.
  • Ensure that the number of course credits requested is justified by the number of internship contact hours (i.e., 45 contact hours are required for each course credit, and a maximum of 3 credits can be requested for each internship).
  • Ensure that the addition of internship credits does not cause your total semester credits to exceed 18 credits. If it does, please ask your academic advisor to increase your credit load limit to allow for the addition of internship credits.
  • Once you have completed the MOA, Dr. Siciliano will add you to the class. If you do not see ANS 492, ANS 493 or ANS 494 on your schedule, then you are not in the class. Please be sure it’s on your schedule by the first week of classes.