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Internships are a great way to work for the summer, identify what you want to do after graduation, and to add to your resume. Some internships pay very well, other opportunities do not pay anything. The Principles of getting a good internship are the same as getting a job.

Apply Early
The best time to look for summer internships is during Christmas break. The first internship deadlines are Jan. 15. Feb 1 and Feb. 15th are big deadline dates. Most programs have application deadlines on these two dates. A few programs have deadlines as late as March 15th, but if you haven't applied during February your options are very limited.

Express a genuine interest
Write a letter, call, or even visit your internship 'boss'. Tell them what you are interested in and how cool their work is. Ask them questions about their research/business. Do this before you apply.

Apply to internships to 'test' a career
As a student, you are not in any 'rut' of a professional career. In fact, it may be in your best interest to get exposure to several 'professions' before getting more schooling such as graduate or medical/dental school. With that said, there are a WIDE variety of opportunities out there. Check out some of the links on the college internship page.

Below, we in the department have compiled a few suggestions about getting the internship you want. We also have a database of internships that students have done in the past. Many of them are listed in the database under the 'Opportunities' link in the menu above. The College of Life Sciences has some Internship resources. Click here for more details.

Internship- The Country Club (SLC, UT)

Focus Area Landscape
Institution Name Country Club of Salt Lake City
Location SLC, UT
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Summer Intern

Focus Area Animal Care, Behavior Programs, Conservation
Institution Name Utah's Hogle Zoo
Location 2600 Sunnyside Avenue (840 South) Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Conservation & Land Management Internship Program

Focus Area Conservation & Land Management
Institution Name Chicago Botanic Garden
Location Varies on position
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Focus Area Landscape Management
Institution Name Grunder Landscaping Co.
Location Dayton, OH
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BYU Technology Transfer Office Licensing Assistant (Paid Internship)

Focus Area Research Software Tool Patsnap
Institution Name Brigham Young University
Location Provo, Utah
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Environmental History Project Intern

Focus Area Environmental Science, Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation
Institution Name BYU Law School
Location Provo, Utah
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Natural Resource Specialist, Forestry, NEPA Planner, Biological Scientist, GIS Specialist

Focus Area Natural Resource Specialist, Forestry, NEPA Planner, Biological Scientist, GIS Specialist
Institution Name Forest Service, USDA
Location Jobs available across the country
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Focus Area Landscape Management/Agronomy
Institution Name Oakland Hills Country Club
Location Bloomfield Hills, MI
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