USDA/FAS offers paid summer internships abroad and in Washington D.C.

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service is looking for candidates for two internship programs for Summer 2007 and beyond. The International Agricultural Internship Program places interns in FAS overseas offices. The FAS also places interns in its Washington, D.C. offices through USDA’s Summer Internship Program.

The International Agricultural Internship Program 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 for SUMMER 2007. The Foreign Agricultural Service, one of the four U.S. government foreign service agencies, places about 10 students for each semester (fall, spring and summer) 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 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. For more information about FAS internship programs, please click on For further information, email:

FAS is also looking for about 20 outstanding college and university students to work in the FAS Washington, DC offices through the USDA Summer Internship Program. The interns would promote U.S. agricultural interests. FAS, one of many agencies participating in USDA’s SIP, hires and pays students for a variety of positions for about 10 weeks each summer. FAS is looking for candidates to fill the following positions: agricultural assistants, marketing specialist assistants, international trade assistants, management analyst assistants, information technology assistants and a public affairs assistant. The applications will likely be due in mid February. Please check for updates on the application process. For further questions on the SIP, please email: