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Experiential Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

The Nutritional Science program offers on-campus and off-campus internships for course credit (NDFS 399R). Students may receive up to 3 credit hours of NDFS 399R towards their BS nutritional science electives. Students must intern a minimum of 42 hours for each course credit hour taken.

On-Campus internship opportunities

Students may participate in research under a professor's research interests and ongoing project and register for on-campus internship course credit (NDFS 399R). Students should approach the professor whose work most interests them to discuss how they can become involved.

Off-Campus internship opportunities

Students may complete an internship with a facility off campus if it allows them to utilize knowledge and skills learned through coursework the nutritional science program. Students must have off-campus internships approved by the Nutritional Science Internship Coordinator (Dr. Rickelle Richards, rickelle_richards@byu.edu, 801-422-6855) prior to enrolling in NDFS 399R course credit. Typically, students find their own off-campus internship opportunities. However, our program does some established connections with some internship providers – talk with Dr.Richards for more details.

Research Opportunities in Nutritional Science

As undergraduates, students may participate in research under a professor's research interests and ongoing projects (see the “Research Labs” link below). Students should approach the professor whose work most interests them to discuss how they can become involved.

Nutritional Science Research Labs

Students may participate in research for academic credit (NDFS 494R Undergraduate Research or NDFS 399R On-campus Internship: Nutritional Science) or as a paid research assistant.

Students who have taken advantage of this opportunity have presented the results of their research at regional, national, and international scientific meetings and have published their results in peer-reviewed journals.

Be a Teaching Assistant in Nutritional Science

Many NDFS courses employ students as teaching assistants. The largest departmental employer is NDFS 100, with about 20 TAs each semester. However, TA opportunities exist for other NDFS courses.

TAs may work up to 20 hours per week; hours worked can vary each week depending on the course. Students interested in becoming a TA should talk to the professor who teaches that course to find out about opportunities for being a TA.