As part of the Federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship Program will provide students a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work experience in agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and other career fields.
“Our goal at USDA is to recruit the best and retain the best through our OneUSDA Internship Program offered nationwide,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Today’s young people are the future of America and there are few things more American than agriculture. We’re aiming to find young talent, with a diverse background, across all 50 states, to begin their careers as interns with USDA.”
The OneUSDA Internship Program offers federal opportunities to students enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions, with a developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. An internship with USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student’s education, experience, and interests.
During 2019, USDA was proud to host thousands of interns throughout the country, many of which were through the Federal Pathways Program. In the summer of 2020, USDA will hire Pathways Interns in hundreds of locations in nearly every state in the country for the following occupational fields:
- Veterinary Science
- Biological Sciences (e.g., natural resources management forestry, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, rangeland management, recreation)
- Engineering & Architecture
- Agribusiness, Contracting, Procurement, and Industry
- General Administration and Office Support
- Financial Management
- Information Technology
To apply, go to http://www.usda.gov/Internships. When applying, students will also have an opportunity to indicate their preferred occupational area of interest and USDA Agency or office. The application window opened Nov. 1 and closes Nov. 15.