U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the “OneUSDA Internship” opportunity for Summer 2020. 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.
“We’re aiming to find young talent, with a diverse background, across all 50 states, to begin their careers as interns with USDA,” Perdue said.
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 USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student’s education, experience, and interests.
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, the 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
The USDA is making sure the Summer 2020 OneUSDA internship job announcement is easier-than-ever for students to find and apply for. After choosing the geographic location of preference and the career path that best matches with student’s area of study and professional aspirations here, students simply follow the weblinks to the USA jobs website to set up an account, then follow the prompts to apply to the internship.
When applying, students will also have an opportunity to indicate their preferred occupational area of interest and USDA agency or office. The application window is open now and closes on Nov. 15. Application review will begin immediately
For more information, visit USDA Internship website here.