Paid international and D.C. internships with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

For students who are looking for a career in foreign affairs, have a yen for travel, a passion for agriculture, and enthusiasm for international trade: USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service International Agricultural Internship Program offers an opportunity to serve American agriculture around the world. A CALS student had a great experience with one of these in the Philippines.

From the 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 and
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