Careers & Internship Opportunities

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AESC graduates are hired by business, industry, federal and local governmental agencies, media outlets, nonprofits and more. They are hired as science writers, marketing specialists, communications specialists, commodity sales representatives, media experts and community development specialists, to name just a few.

If you plan to go back to the farm, high-speed internet now allows you to take your education and skills and work from wherever you are.

The AESC Advisory Board helps to connect our students to internships and careers that are interesting, unexpected, exciting…and make a difference.

Internship Opportunities

As an AESC major, you will have a 400-hour paid internship (that’s 10 40-hour weeks) before you graduate. The internship gives you a chance to “try on” a career without committing to it. If you love it, there’s a good chance you’ll be hired full-time when you graduate!

Your AESC faculty will help you find the internship that’s right for you!

  • 94Rock
  • Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN)
  • Agriculture Future of America
  • Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation
  • American Angus Association
  • American Pinto Horse Association
  • Cargill Ag Horizons
  • Center for Applied Rural Innovation (UNL)
  • Dean’s office, UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR)
  • Central Valley Ag, Oakland
  • IANR Media (UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Division (IANR ARD)
  • John Deere Co.
  • Kimmel Education and Research Center, Nebraska City
  • KRVN Radio, Lexington
  • KTIV, Sioux City, IA
  • Lancaster County Extension
  • LI-COR Biosciences
  • Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
  • Nebraska Cooperative Development Center, UNL
  • Nebraska Beef Council, Kearney
  • Nebraska Cattlemen
  • Nebraska Corn Board
  • Nebraska Corn Growers Association
  • Nebraska Department of Agriculture
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation
  • Nebraska Pork Producers Association
  • Nebraska Soybean Board
  • Nebraska Wheat Board
  • Panhandle Co-Op Association, Scottsbluff
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International
  • RFD-TV, Omaha
  • Samson LLC, Columbus
  • Shorthorn Country, Platte Woods, MO
  • Swanson Russell
  • U.S. Wheat Associates