HORT 399: Professional Work Experience

A smiling student in a pink hoodie and jeans sits on a John Deere Gator with plastic mulch sheets in the bed in a muddy field on a cloudy, drizzly day for their internship.
Clara TeVelde ’17 during her internship at Mount Vernon REC

HORT/VIT_ENOL 399 is an undergraduate professional experience course designed to complement your academic program, to provide practical learning, and to assist you in your transition from the university into the work force.

When should I register for the course?

Register for the semester during which you will begin your work experience. If you are planning to begin work during the summer, you should register for Summer Session.


There are both Departmental and College requirements for HORT/VIT ENOL 399.

Before beginning the work experience

All students are required to submit the following:

During the work experience

Additional assignments are due throughout the work experience.

Places to find jobs and internships

  • Looking for a job or internship? Visit WSU’s partnered job site – Handshake
  • Viticulture and enology jobs and internships
  • Service learning internships – These internships are a great way to gain practical work experience while making the world a better place, to develop civic leadership skills, and to compliment your academic or personal goals. Visit the WSU Center for Civic Engagement website for more information.

Study Abroad Internship

WSU Exchange With Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Purpan (France)

Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Purpan is an institution that focuses on life sciences, agriculture, agrifood marketing and management. Located in the Southern town of Toulouse, a city of about 300,000, it features a large student population with many entertainment options. Earn six credits while studying French and European agricultural practices at Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Purpan for four weeks, followed by a four week internship on a family-run vineyard or farm during the summer! Learn more about the Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Purpan exchange


To learn more about HORT/VIT ENOL 399 please contact

Ade Snider

Adelaide (Ade) Snider

Academic/Internship Coordinator
Clark 207

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