“The experience of an internship not only set me apart from every other student competing for jobs, but it also gave me an opportunity to test drive a potential career,” said Jake Riley ’12, an agricultural business major and Monsanto intern. “Outstanding grades and leadership roles alone cannot surmount the value of an internship opportunity.”
And you have so many internship options related to your academics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. One example is our feature Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program. Will Echols ’11, an agricultural economics major, was an ANRP intern. “The knowledge I gained concerning the policy-making process is invaluable,” he said, “and for any field, meeting your fellows and making connections with those you will work with is irreplaceable.”
We should also mention our relationship with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where our students serve as intern writers, educators, and executive office staff every year. You can find many other internships through the website of your department or through the topical listings in the Texas A&M University Career Center.
The Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program
The ANRP Internship Program places selected students into internships in Washington, Austin, and Rome, Italy. Since 1990, the program has been helping student interns to learn about U.S. and Texas policy, get practical work experience, and build a professional network. Interns are placed in legislative offices, government agencies and agriculture-related organizations. The internship in Rome is jointly coordinated by the ANRP Internship Program and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo internships
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo internship program employs about 130 Aggies each year. Administered through the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communications, the more than 35-year-old program allows students to work for the Show’s marketing department, events and attractions, and executive office during a three-week run every March. The internship program is open to all students in good academic standing. Executive office interns are selected from among veteran interns.
Many career-related internships are coordinated through academic departments. Departments offering internship information include:
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
- Animal Science
- Biochemistry and Biophysics
- Ecosystem Science and Management
- Horticultural Sciences
- Plant Pathology and Microbiology
- Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
- Soil and Crop Sciences
- Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
- Note: If your department is not listed here, please contact an undergraduate advisor for that department.
The Texas A&M Career Center works with students to place them in internships related to their major or degree. For more information, and to search extensive internship listings, log in to to the Career Center site for current students with your NetID and password. You can also see the open access Career Center internship page for perspective students.
For help in selecting internships to apply for, applying and interviewing, contact:
Jennifer Ann Smith
Career Coordinator for Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: (979) 845-5139