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Internship Program

Interns at USDAThis Program is designed to provide students enrolled in high schools, colleges, trades schools and other qualifying educational institutions, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.



Current students in an accredited high school, college (including four (4) year university and/or  two (2) year community college); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Interns may be hired on a temporary basis for up to one (1) year for an initial period, or for an indefinite period, to complete the educational requirement. Interns may work either part- or full-time. Jobs will be related to the Intern's academic career goals or field of study.