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USDA Announces New Internship Program for Summer 2020


The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking interns for summer 2020 as part of the Federal Pathways Program.

Earlier today (Nov. 1), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a new internship opportunity – the OneUSDA Internship –for students. According to a USDA release, participating interns will have the opportunity to gain work experience in multiple fields, from agriculture to rural development, during the program.

The internship program is designed to provide a “simpler and more fulfilling experience” for participating interns while meeting the workforce needs of the involved departments,” according to the department’s website.

USDA is looking to hire interns in a range of fields. These fields include agribusiness, contracting, procurement and industry; biological sciences; engineering and architecture; financial management; general administration and office support; information technology; and veterinary science.

“Our goal at USDA is to recruit the best and retain the best through our OneUSDA Internship Program offered nationwide,” Perdue said. “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 department is accepting applications for the OneUSDA Internship Program through Friday, Nov. 15. Candidates are expected to be notified of acceptances by spring 2020.

To find out more about the internship program, click here.

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