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Applications must be recieved by November 15, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the "OneUSDA Internship" opportunities for summer of 2020. The program provides students with a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work experience in agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and other related career fields.

“Our goal at USDA is to recruit the best and retain the best through our OneUSDA Internship Program offered nationwide,” said Secretary 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.”

During 2019, the USDA hosted thousands of interns throughout the country, many of which were through the Federal Pathways Program. In the Summer of 2020, they 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

The OneUSDA Internship Program offers Federal opportunities to students currently enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions, with a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. An internship with the USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student’s education, experience, and interests.

To apply for an internship, enter your geographical area of preference and the career path that best matches with your area of study and professional aspirations at the USDA internships page. From there, just follow the prompts given.

Applications are open from November 1 to November 15, 2019.