Internship Opportunities

Please note the Agroecology Program is not promoting any one specific internship opportunity with any particular organization other than USDA related opportunities. We only seek to share relevant internships that students may find useful to their professional growth. Please communicate with individual opportunities for further information.

Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program is a paid internship that offers the opportunity to work alongside agricultural professionals at one of the nation's foremost agricultural consultation and research organizations.

Pathways to Science is a bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.There are also opportunities for undergraduates.

HACU National Internship Program is the largest recruiter of HACU Interns in the nation. This is a paid internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the internship provides with round trip transportation. Application deadline is: March 1st for the Summer Program.

Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Internships take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in the Kalu Yala Valley; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Since Summer 2010, Kalu Yala has had interns from 38 states, 12 countries and 80 colleges.

Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and green chemicals. Invitations to interview for Summer Internships are typically extended in the month of April of each year. If you think you can help us build out our commercial demonstration module, have a passion for engineering and are a student with recent relevant course work, please send a current resume and cover letter to

NASA program is the agency's effort to engage undergraduate and graduate students in science, engineering, mathematics and technology, or STEM, research and interactive opportunities.

DOE Scholars Program offers10-week summer internships of possible interest to students in the physical and environmental sciences who are U.S. citizens.

Soil Conservation Internship

Agricultural Engineer Internship

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities, Everglades National Park

Umpqua National Forest intends to fill 50 temporary positions at 6 different work locations (Roseburg, Glide, Tiller, Toketee, Cottage Grove, & Dorena). The attached document shows which jobs are open at the different duty stations. If you are interested in a particular job, contact the person listed with that position. The best way is to send a completed Statement of Interest/Outreach Response (found on pg. 6 of the attachment). Sending the Statement of Interest to the contact is the way that person can let potential applicants know when the vacancy announcement is posted on USAJOBS.

It is important to know that the application process has changed this year. Known hiring changes for 2014 Include:

  • Open Continuous Rosters (OCR’S) are no longer available; instead, each position will have a separate announcement number
  • Vacancy announcements will be open for short periods, between 5 to 15 days (in previous years they were open all year long)
  • A vacancy announcement number must be posted on the USAJOBS website before you can apply for that specific job
  • Applicants must check USAJOBS more frequently and be looking for specific places of work and job titles you are interested in

It is important to that resumes and profiles be updated in USAJOBS ( before the period when the job is open as applicants will only have 5-14 days to apply. Since announcements will only be open for a very limited time, frequent checking of the USAJOBS site is encouraged.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Dade County AGRI Council is pleased to announce a very recent addition to our undergraduate scholarships. Farm Credit is sponsoring a $500 scholarship for undergraduate students who are graduates of a high school in Miami-Dade County and are studying agriculture, with special consideration being given to those studying agribusiness. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 16.

The Societies invite self-nominations for numerous undergraduate and graduate ASA, CSSA, SSSA Scholarships & Fellowships. Applications are due March 21, 2018 – consult the websites for details.