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Interested in internships or career-related experience? 

Internships are one the best ways to get experience in your area of interest, meet people who have been where you are, and make connections with potential future employers. 

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How do I find an internship?

From Dr. Jay Kyle, former assistant director for career development and career relations and CALS liason, "There are many ways to get experience, including field study, part-time jobs, summer jobs, volunteering, service-learning, shadowing, para-professional opportunities, co-op, undergraduate research, extracurricular involvement and leadership. Depending on your major and career field, other terminology and types of experience may be applicable.

Networking is the key to finding experiences, so don’t be afraid to talk to people you know, and other people they might point you to, to learn about their careers and let them know what you’re interested in."

Start your search on Virginia Tech's own career finding platform,  Handshake.   Other resources include Campus internEXP, CareerShift, GoinGlobal, and LinkedIn. Explore more at Virginia Tech's career and professional development resource page.

Questions about your search? Contact Leigh Anne Leist  at leistla@vt.edu.

Internship Postings

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The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Summer Internships are posted and we are accepting applications. Click here to visit the website.

Career prep resources

Departmental career advisors

Mike Ellerbrock 
mebrock@vt.edu

Assigned freshman year

Jonathan Dickerson
dickersj@vt.edu

Joe Guthrie
joegu3@vt.edu

Wes Gwaltney
wgwaltne@vt.edu

Rachel Kohl
rhensley@vt.edu

Tom Martin
thmarti2@vt.edu

All academic advisors provide general career advising. 

Dr. Biswarup Mukhopadhyay
bmukhopa@vt.edu

Amy Rasor
arasor@vt.edu

Jen Stewart
jen2@vt.edu

All academic advisors provide general career advising. 

Stephanie Nelson 
sthollan@vt.edu

Debbie Pollio
dlpollio@vt.edu

Kevin Wogenrich
kwogen@vt.edu

 

Current Employers Looking to Connect with CALS Students

Sinkland Farms

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation


Rockingham County Public Schools


Shenandoah Valley Organic

Altria


Pilgrim's

Farm Credit of the Virginias


Cargill- locally Cargill Turkeys, LLC. 

agritourism

Nonprofit- Member benefits with lobbying for farmers

Agriculture Education- Public School

Consumer Poultry Production 

Research and Technology

Poultry Processing

Financial services to the agricultural industry 

A diverse and global food and food ingredient privately owned company

Connect your company with CALS!

We are looking to identify companies who are interested in connecting with the talented and enterprising students in Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences!

CALS internship quick guide

Career and Professional Development Guide to creating an effective internship program

Virginia Tech information for employers