International Agricultural Internship Program

We are looking for a few outstanding senior and graduate level college and university students to work in our OVERSEAS offices to promote U.S. agricultural interests through the International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP) for SPRING 2008.

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, one of the four U.S. government foreign service agencies, places about ten students each semester (spring, summer and fall) with excellent analysis, marketing, writing, language and organizational skills and experience to work on international agricultural trade policy issues, commodity and market analysis and organizing trade events in our overseas offices for a 10-16 week PAID INTERNSHIP.

U.S. citizen students who are majoring in a business or science related agricultural field, i.e. Ag Econ, Econ, Finance, Business or Marketing, International Studies or Relations, Law or in a Biotechnology Program are eligible. Online registration for the spring 2008 semester closes August 18, 2007. The summer 2008 application deadline is November 15, 2007 and the fall 2008 application deadline is April 3, 2008. We encourage you to check the website two months before the deadline to see if any deadline changes have been made. For more information about FAS internship programs, please click on http://www.fas.usda.gov/admin/newjobs/newjobs.html.

For further information, email: internships@fas.usda.gov

Career Internship Program (CIP)

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Career Intern Program (CIP) is designed to prepare exceptional men and women who have professional experiences in agriculture and/or business, a college degree, and competencies for careers in public service with FAS. Interns will participate in a two-year program that is designed to fine-tune their skills and abilities. FAS hires full-time employees for marketing specialist, international trade specialists, and agricultural economist positions through the CIP.

During the two-year internship, interns work as full-time employees with substantial training and rotation opportunities. Upon successful completion, interns are offered permanent career positions. Please check the FAS CIP site on a regular basis for news of the next deadline. Also, some entry level positions are announced on USAjobs at http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9agfas.asp.

For more information on all FAS intern program, please go to: http://www.fas.usda.gov/admin/newjobs/newjobs.html

If you have questions, contact the acting CIP coordinator, Nikia Sizer at on (202) 401-0176 or Nikia.Sizer@wdc.usda.gov.