USDA internship/scholarship program
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USDA internship/scholarship program is open to high school seniors, rising college sophomores, and juniors who exhibit exemplary leadership traits and demonstrated community service. Please see the individual programs below for additional information on available opportunities.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Deadline to submit application March 15, 2023
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between USDA and the 1890 historically black land-grant colleges and universities (PDF, 1.2 MB). The program provides full tuition, fees, books, room and board to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. When the student has completed the academic and summer work requirements of the scholarship, USDA may at its discretion convert the student to a permanent employee without further competition.
1994 Tribal Scholars Program Deadline to submit application April 9, 2023.
The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and related disciplines.
The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program combines classroom study with paid work experience that leads to employment at USDA. Through this program, USDA seeks to boost the number of students studying and graduating in food, agriculture, natural resources, and other related fields of study, and help build the pipeline of future agricultural scientists and professionals. The program also strengthens USDA partnerships with 1994 land-grant institutions.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program Deadline to submit application: March 31, 2023
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) representing more than 493 member institutions across the United States. 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.
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Deadline to submit application: July 14, 2023
The CAPAL program provides agencies with highly qualified internship candidates representing groups that are currently under-represented within the federal workforce. CAPAL interns hail from a diverse set of the country’s most prominent universities including UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Internship Program Deadline to submit application: August 31, 2023 (Fall)
TMCF supports and represents students attending HBCUs across the country. This program accepts undergraduate students with at least a sophomore standing, graduate, and professional students. Applicants must maintain at least a 3.0 G.P.A. with strong verbal and written communication skills. They must able to demonstrate strong initiative and drive, in the following fields: science, technology, engineering, agriculture, mathematics, or business.
| Josielyn Gauthier|
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