Academic and EL Credit

Academic Credit

Steps to Pursuing Academic Credit for your Internship:

1. You must obtain departmental approval to receive academic credit for your internship. Contact your departmental internship coordinator for information regarding internship credit and follow their internship process.

2. CAES MUST have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with your internship site. You will work with your departmental internship coordinator to complete the MOU, unless there is a current MOU in place. Please reference the list of MOUs below. 


Experiential Learning Credit

In order to fulfill the experiential learning requirement with an internship, you must follow one of the three pathways listed below:

  • Participate in one of the CAES sponsored internships (Congressional Ag Fellows, Georgia Legislative Internship, Winegrowers of Georgia Internship and UGA Extension Internship). Students may also enroll in an internship course while participating in one of these internships.
  • Secure an internship with a company and enroll in your departmental internship course.
  • Secure an internship with a company and apply for the CAES Industry and Professionals Internship program before you begin interning. This program has additional requirements that allow you to receive EL credit without enrolling in a course. A Memorandum of Understanding must be signed that formalizes the role and expectations of the students and employer with regard to the experiential learning and academic learning outcomes of the internship. A link to the MOU is in the student guide above. 

Current CAES Memoranda of Understanding 


Internship Site Expiration Department
AgPro Athens
6/1/21 ALEC
AgSouth 6/15/21 AAEC
American Shorthorn Association 5/18/21 ALEC
Apalachee River Animal Hospital 5/1/21 ENTO
Athens Land Trust  12/12/20 AAEC
Athens Regional Vet Services 8/10/23 ADS
Aviagen 4/1/21 POUL
Battle Logistics LLC 5/18/23 ALEC
Baytree Animal Hospital 4/1/21 ENTO
Bear Hollow Zoo 8/10/23 ADS
Best Friend Vet Services 5/1/21 ENTO
Betts Environmental 6/1/21 AAEC
BizBash 5/18/23 AAEC
Bush Neurology 3/1/21 POUL
Care to Continue 4/1/21 ENTO
Carmelita Gardens Belize 5/5/21 AAEC
Central Garden and Pet 5/11/21 AAEC
Chattahoochee Animal Clinic 5/11/23 ADS
Circle A Farms  6/23/21 AAEC
City of Lawrenceville  5/26/21 AAEC
Cobb 5/1/23 POUL
College House 12/14/20 AAEC
Cooper, Barnette and Page 5/20/21 AAEC
Congressman Austin Scott 8/20/21 AAEC
Corbion 4/30/21 FDST
Corteva Agriscience 5/4/21 AAEC
Custom Livestock Solutions 8/20/23 ADS
Dogwood Genetics 6/1/21 POUL
Don Lee Camp and Retreat Center  6/10/21 AAEC
Easy Event Planning 6/11/21 AAEC
Extra Special People, Inc.  5/25/23 ALEC
Farmview Market 5/13/23 ADS
Fieldale 05/1/23 POUL
Georgia Agribusiness Council 12/31/24 Academic Affairs
GA Dept of Agriculture 8/31/23 AAEC
GA Fruit and Vegetable Growers 4/15/21 AAEC
Georgia Forestry Association 12/15/20 ALEC 
Georgia State Games Commission 5/19/21 ALEC
Global IT University, Inc. 8/7/23 CRSS
Godfrey's Feed  5/11/21 ADS
Good Hand Veterinary Hospital 8/1/21 POUL
Harrison Poultry 8/20/21 AAEC
Hendrickson Land and Livestock  8/10/23 ADS
Hooter’s of America 4/30/21 FDST
Jaemor Farms 5/18/21 AAEC
Ken W Smith PC 5/17/21 AAEC
Koch 9/1/21 POUL
Magic Moments 9/1/21 AAEC
Marjac 5/29/23 POUL
Nectar and Company 12/31/21 HORT
Northeast Georgia Livestock 1/11/22 AAEC
Office of Congressman Buddy Carter 7/28/23 ALEC
Office of U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler 8/4/23 Academic Affairs
Office of Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.  8/4/23 Academic Affairs
Office of Congressman Doug Collins 8/4/23 Academic Affairs
Ogeechee Veterinary Associates 4/22/23 ADS
Phoenix Landscape Management 5/11/21 AAEC
Radnor Veterinary Hospital  6/15/21 POUL
Reformation Brewery 5/18/21 ALEC
Savannah Wildlife Rescue Center 7/1/21 POUL
Social Sphere Media 8/20/21 ALEC
Southland Organics 5/20/21 POUL
Sparrow's Nest 8/20/21 ALEC
Sugar Hill Animal Hospital  5/31/21 AAEC
Summerville Veterinary Clinic 3/11/23 ADS
Sycamore Vet Services 6/1/21 ENTO
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 5/20/21 ALEC
Thompson Veterinary Services 5/1/23 ADS
Towerhouse Farm Brewery 5/20/21 AAEC
Tyron Equine Hospital 12/31/24 ADS
Tyson 3/1/23 POUL
USDA- ARS, USNPRC 7/1/23 POUL
Veterinary Medical Center 6/1/21 POUL
Walton EMC 5/18/21 AAEC
Zeigler Honey Company  4/30/21 FDST