Interested in a career in international agricultural trade? The International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP) gives graduate students a chance to gain first-hand experience working at an FAS overseas post. Past interns have served at locations ranging from Beijing to Brussels.
Ideal candidates will have some experience (paid or volunteer) in agriculture, international affairs, business, information technology or a related field. We’re looking for team players with strong writing and analytical skills. Proficiency in a foreign language is preferred.
- U.S. citizen
- Currently enrolled or accepted in a graduate program (must be available to start within
a year of receiving a post graduate degree)
- Major in relevant field such as agricultural science or economics, business, law or international relations
- GPA of 3.3 higher
- Ability to pass a U.S. government background check (costs covered by FAS)
*Applicants who are current U.S. government employees will be required to resign their government position if accepted into the program.
How to Apply
The summer 2012 program will run from May-September. Applications closed on January 20, 2012.
A letter of reference (written by a college or university faculty member or
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
A one-page statement of interest that describes your motivation for seeking
The subject of your email should be “2012 Summer Application” and
include the preferred region for your internship: Western Hemisphere, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, or Africa & the Middle East. If you have no preference, please indicate “no preference.”
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the FAS Civil Rights Staff at (202)720-7233 (voice) or (202)720-1786 (TDD).