Turfgrass Internships HORT 271/471

Internship Guidelines and Deadlines

The internship agreement form and other forms needed are linked to on the left.

The student should contact the potential employers directly to apply for internship opportunities.  Different sources are available with organizations, faculty members, and former interns. If you are currently working or have worked for a company before, it is not recommended to do an internship with the same company; generally, the internship will not be approved.

If the student has questions about their internship, he/she should meet with the internship advisor (Hort–-Dr. Ellen Vincent; Turfgrass–-Dr. Haibo Liu) to discuss the internship.

It is the student’s responsibility to get all of the signatures on the Internship Agreement Form.  The form must be signed by the student, employer, Advisor and School Director.

You must complete all the information on the Internship Agreement Form, obtain all signatures, and return the form to Deanna Burns in Room 171 P&AS.  After she receives the form with all signatures, she will register you for the Internship.  All agreement forms must be returned by May 15 for Summer internship experience. NO FORMS will be accepted after this date.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

The syllabus (available among the forms to the left) contains all the information about the internship:

  • employer and student responsibilities
  • university responsibilities
  • due dates for reports
  • web summary
  • seminar
  • internship grading system

Two reports are required by the student.  The report outlines will be posted on the website.  The reports must be returned to Deanna Burns (dbrns@clemson.edu) by the deadline.  Due dates for the reports are:

Report I–June 28, 2013
Report II–August, 2, 2013

Two evaluations (mid-term and final) of the student should be completed by the employer.  Evaluation forms will be sent to the employer by fax or e-mail and should be returned to Deanna Burns (dbrns@clemson.edu by the deadline.  Deadlines for evaluations are as follows:

Mid-term–June 28, 2013
Final–August 2, 2013