USDA Pathways Internship Opportunity

Opportunity Type: 
Location of Opportunity: 
Off Campus
Host Department/Organization: 


Opportunity Description: 

The Internship Program provides paid work experience to students currently enrolled in high school or an accredited college or university (this includes Home-Schooling, Certificate Programs and Community Colleges). Interns may work during the summer, fall, spring, or year round.


  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Age 16 years or older
  • Enrolled in, or accepted for enrollment to, an accredited high school, community college, college or university; professional, technical, vocational, or trade school; advanced degree program; or other qualifying educational institution and pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate
  • A 2.0 GPA to Good Academic Standing (typically a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Apply to an open vacancy announcement
Paid Position: 
How to apply: 

To Apply:

The United States Department of Agriculture is looking for highly qualified students who are eager to assist us with meet our mission. To apply, please visit the following links.

  • Step 1: - Review current USDA Pathways opportunities by typing Student Trainee in the search tab.
  • Step 2: - Create an account on USAJOBS and sign up to receive information about vacancies meeting your interests.
  • Step 3: Find the announcement to which you wish to apply, and select the ‘Apply On-Line’ button.