Internship Forms and Information

Here you will find complete instructions and helpful guides on how to sign up for Internship/Practicum/Externship.  Download this information for information and guidance. If you have any questions, please contact

Instructions for Completing your Internship/Practicum/Externship Contract on Handshake     

  • Please follow these instructions in order to complete your contract in Handshake.  Remember ALL fields are required and your application will not be accepted until it is complete.

Contract Worksheet     

  • This optional form is a worksheet to help you collect all the information you will need to complete your contract.  Remember, this is just a worksheet.  All experiences need to be completed electronically in Handshake.
  • This checklist is designed to help you chart your progress toward completion and approval of your Internship/Practicum/Externship.

The expectations for you, as a student, as well as for your employer and for your faculty sponsors are vital to understand. You must review these expectations carefully before your internship/practicum/externship will be approved.

  • The instructions for completing your reflection paper are general guidelines on what to expect.  Your professors preferences may differ so be sure to discuss the academic component of your internship/practicum/externship with your faculty member at the beginning of the term.
  • The WE-Experience Writing Expectations is a rubric that you can use to guide you in providing written assignments.
  • The Experiential Rubric is provided to give you guidance on how your will be evaluated for your final grade in your Internship/Practicum/Externship.

A sample of where our students have completed internships:

  • Mesker Park Zoo and Garden 
  • Joe Ford Nature Center
  • Dream Riders 
  • W.O.L.F. Sanctuary (Colorado)
  • Ellen Trout Zoo (Texas) 
  • Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Inc. (Mississippi) 
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 
  • Western Kentucky Raptor Center / Nurture to Nature Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
  • Newport Aquarium 
  • Saving Paws Animal Rescue 
  • Humane Society (Owensboro)
  • Various Veterinary Clinics