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From their website: “The USDA offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates, recent veterans, and those with advanced degrees…the Pathways Internship Program provides year-round paid work experiences for current degree-seeking high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Interns may work during the summer, fall, spring or year-round and are eligible for non-competitive conversion upon program completion.”
From their website: “As part of the federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship Program offers paid, federal internships at USDA agencies and offices around the country for professional development opportunities in agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and other career fields. The program is available to high school to graduate students who are currently enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions. OneUSDA internships offer on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to each student’s education, experience, and interests. Students gain valuable experience to enhance their educational goals and help shape their career choices.”
From their website: “The HACU National Internship Program places students in federal and corporate internships. USDA has partnered with the HACU for more than 24 years to provide over 2,700 college students with paid spring, summer, or fall internships at various USDA offices in Washington, D.C. as well as field offices. The program gives undergraduate and graduate students valuable professional experience in the federal sector. Students are recruited based on academic performance, leadership, and community service.”