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Student Intern Program


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites currently enrolled students to apply for our "Student Intern Program" (SIP) providing students with employment opportunities year-round.

Student employees gain valuable professional experience as an assistant in scientific, professional, technical, and/or administrative areas. The "Student Intern Program" could be a paid or unpaid internship. The internship opportunity gives students insight into considering a future career with USDA. Annually USDA employs thousands of students nationwide throughout our 7 Mission Areas, 19 agencies and 16 Administrative Offices.


Who can apply for the USDA Student Intern Program?

Students aged 16 or older in high schools, community colleges, 4 year colleges/universities, trade schools, career/ technical education programs, graduate programs and other qualifying educational institutions and programs, as determined by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are all qualified to apply.


How can you apply for the USDA Student Intern Program?

To apply for the Student Intern Program, please submit your application online at

Wenndy Carrasco, Student Employment Programs Manager
Office of Human Resources Management
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave. 17-W, SW
Washington, DC 20250