Internships provide practical experience related to your field of study or career goals and help increase marketability with employers. They may be paid or unpaid and last one summer, semester, or another mutually agreed-upon time between the employer and the student. They may also qualify for course credit subject to approval from an academic school/department.

Many employers offer internships to assess potential job candidates and build a pipeline of talent for future hires. When seeking to fill positions, they often prefer candidates who have relevant internship or related work experience and may offer higher starting salaries. Therefore, it is advantageous for students to seek internships early and secure as many as possible while in college to:

  • Learn about potential employers and career paths
  • Build experience in your chosen career field and a network of professional contacts
  • Gain insight on which skills, culture, setting, and type of work you do and do not enjoy
  • Apply knowledge acquired through classes, field work and labs in a real-world setting



Ashley Grant
Manager of Internships & Student Engagement
225-578-6702 office
225-257-5590 mobile
134 Martin D. Woodin Hall



Got an Internship? Tell us about it! All students who secure internships, whether for credit or not, must complete the internship survey.

Fill out the internship survey

How to find an internship

  • Activate your Handshake account to explore thousands of jobs and internships, available nationwide and locally, organized in collections based on your preferences
  • Browse Ag Internship & Job Resource list
  • Seek recommendations from your faculty and academic advisors
  • Network with alumni and industry contacts by attending career fairs, participating in student organizations, attending conferences, and volunteering in activities that interest you
  • Seek assistance from the LSU Olinde Career Center on internships, resume writing, and more


Before accepting a paid or unpaid internship, it is important for students to consider costs and develop a budget for housing, living, transportation expenses as well as course registration expenses, if applicable, to determine whether the opportunity is financially feasible.

Before accepting an unpaid internship, it is in the student’s best interest to review the U.S. Department of Labor guidelines on unpaid internships to make sure the arrangement is fair and the student is the “primary beneficiary” per guidelines.


Internship and Career Opportunities for Ag Majors



Internships for Course Credit

Did you know that you can earn course credit for your internship? Students must meet with your departmental internship advisor the semester before your internship begins to review the next steps to gain that academic credit. Both paid and unpaid internships are eligible for course credit. Contact your faculty internship advisor today!

AGEC 3700

Dr. Trina Biswas
111 Woodin Hall

AEEE 4806

Dr. Kristin Stair 
135 J.C. Miller

AEEE 3010

Assigned AEEE Faculty Adviser 
AEEE Faculty Directory

ANSC 3050

Dr. Cathy Williams
229L Animal & Food Sciences Lab 

EMS 3090

Dr. Maud Walsh
110 MB Sturgis

RNR 4063

Dr. Mike Kaller
105 RNR Building

NFS 3900

Dr. Georgianna Tuuri                                     
255 Knapp Hall   

Judy Myhand  
219 Human Ecology

Dr. Joan King (Food Science)
201J Animal & Food Sciences Lab   

AGRO 3090

Dr. Maud Walsh
110 MB Sturgis

HORT 3000

Dr. Don Labonte
104 MB Sturgis

ENTM 3000

Dr. Jeff Davis
404 Life Sciences

PLHL 3000

Dr. Vinson Doyle
324 Life Sciences

TAM 4047

Pam Vinci
141 Human Ecology

Internship Spotlights


Sample of past internship placements by major

For more information, contact

Office of Student Services
106 Martin D. Woodin Hall