get an Internship:
Internships can be identified in
a variety of ways:
faculty members or graduate students conducting research in an
area in which you are interested. Most faculty will have websites
providing information regarding their research.
Internship and Career Center (ICC) in 111 South Hall.
Finding internships at facilities
not affiliated with UC Davis.
Formal Animal Science Internships at the various animal science
Click Here for a description of each of the facility internships
and contact information.
Reading the Animal Science
Advising Center's weekly Newsletter for unique internship
opportunities and ways to apply.
if you would like to receive
units for an internship, you will need to fill out an internship form (see links below). If
the internship is not already affiliated with a faculty sponsor,
you will need to find one. Most students start by asking their faculty
advisers if they'd be willing to sponsor their internship. The
structure of the internship (research or animal experience) and the number
of cumulative units you have will determine whether the internship is a 92, 99, 192, or
199. Submit an online internship form to receive a CRN to add
If you wish to have the internship noted on your
transcript, you must fill out the Transcript Notation form through the
Animal Science Department
ALL Internship forms
MUST be filled out on the Online Internship System!
We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING PAPER FORMS. If you
would like to receive internship units, you must fill out and submit
your forms ONLINE. You can access the
Online Internship System here, or follow the link on our
ASAC Home Page.
When you access the Online Internship
System, all the instructions will be accessible on the homepage. Here are a few
tips to keep in mind when filling out your form:
You must fill out a form for every
quarter you wish to receive units.
There is a General Internship Application,
and a Formal Internship Application.
here for a list of Formal Internships
offered at the Animal Science facilities. See the list below to determine
which internship course you should be signing up for.
The Field Supervisor is
whomever will be directly supervising you during your internship (i.e., a
facility manager, graduate student, veterinarian or technician, employee
at an off campus facility, etc.) If your internship is on-campus at one
of the Animal Science facilities, it will be the Facility Manager. If
you are filling out a form for a Formal Internship, select the type of
formal internship, and the field supervisor and faculty sponsor
should already populate. If you are filling out a general internship
form, then you will select the facility manager from a drop down menu. If
your field supervisor is not listed, select "Other" and fill out the
information you know.
You MUST meet with the field supervisor or
facility manager PRIOR to filling out the internship form. They give
you permission to participate in the internship.
The Faculty Sponsor is a
professor, within the Animal Science Department,
who is willing to be the Instructor for your course. They will
determine whether or not you pass the internship, and determine any
assignments you will need to complete. You MUST meet with a faculty
member and ask them if they would be willing to sponsor your internship
PRIOR to filling out the internship form.
You will be asked to fill in the total
number of units you wish to receive for your internship. For every 30
hours you work in your internship per quarter, or for every 3 hours
you work per week in a 10 week quarter, you can receive 1 unit of
To find your GPA or the total number of units you have
taken, you can look on your Student Records, which can be
accessed through MyUCDavis,
or on an Unofficial Transcript, which can be accessed through
SISWEB. For transfer students,
this is NOT just the units you've taken at UC Davis, you must include
your total units.
If you run into any errors or have
further questions about filling out an internship form, please don't
hesitate to contact the Animal Science Advising Center via email at
email@example.com, or by phone at
When you have filled out your internship form and
submitted it, it will automatically be sent to the Animal Science
Advising Center, your Field Supervisor, Faculty Sponsor, and the Master
Adviser for approval. The CRN and a PDF copy of your completed
internship form will be emailed directly to you after the form has been approved.
internship course is right for you?
92/192: Variable Unit
Internship. On and off campus internships working with dairy, livestock,
aquaculture, companion, or other animals; or in a business, industry or agency
associated with these or other animal enterprises.
99/199: Special study/research for Undergraduates/Advanced
Group Conference. Weekly conference on research problems, progress and
techniques in the animal sciences with an instructor. Paired internship with 99
or 199. This internship is only worth 1 unit.
194: Graded research
in Animal Science. The student will work with a faculty mentor and choose
to study in areas of Animal Behavior, Animal Genetics, Animal Nutrition, and
Animal Biology. This internship is only worth 3 units.
194H A, B, C:
Undergraduate Honors Thesis. Students that meet the requirements and are
selected by the Honors Selection Committee, under the guidance of a faculty
advisor will carry out a research project. Upon completion, the student
will write a thesis and present their research at a public seminar. This
internship is NOT on the Online Internship System. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for a paper application.
197T: Tutoring in Animal
Science. Tutoring of students in lower division animal science courses; weekly
conference with instructors in charge of courses; written critiques of teaching
Other Animal Related
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