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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service offers paid international internships

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service is looking for a few outstanding senior and graduate level college and university students to work in its overseas offices to promote U.S. agricultural interests through the International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP) for summer 2007.

The Foreign Agricultural Service, one of the four federal foreign service agencies, places about 10 students each semester (fall, spring and summer). They pick students 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 for a 10-16 week paid internship.

Students who are U.S. citizens and majoring in a business or science related agricultural field, i.e. agricultural economics, economics. Finance, business or marketing, international studies or relations, law, or in a biotechnology program are eligible.

Online registration for the summer semester closes December 15, 2006 . The fall 2007 application deadline is April 3, 2007 and the spring 2008 application deadline is August 18, 2007.

Please reply to internships@fas.usda.gov

For more information about FAS internship programs, please click on http://www.fas.usda.gov/admin/newjobs/newjobs.html

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