Possible assignments include, but are not limited to: Berlin, Germany; Brasilia, Brazil; Brussels, Belgium; Bogota, Colombia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Kyiv, Ukraine; Mexico City, Mexico; Moscow, Russia; San Jose, Costa Rica; Shanghai, China; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo, Japan.
These opportunities are open to students who:
These internships will be located in Foreign Agricultural Service overseas offices which are located in U.S. Embassies or Trade Offices in key countries around the world. The intern carries out tasks in support of the Agricultural Counselor, Agricultural Attaché, and/or Agricultural Trade Officer in connection with USDA's agricultural trade policy, analysis, and market development programs. Duties of the internship include, but are not limited to the following:
Occasional travel - Travel in your assigned country will be required
Conditions of Employment
Up to twelve IAIP Interns will be selected and assigned in FAS offices in the Western Hemisphere, Asia, Europe, or Africa and the Middle East. Geographic location preferences should be noted in your application along with specific skills that you may have for particular regions (former Peace Corps Service, language capabilities, past work experience in a region, professional interests, etc.)
The internships typically last for 12-16 weeks during the summer season, although there is flexibility on start and end dates.
While these are considered volunteer internships, a stipend of approximately $16.50 an hour will be provided.
You may qualify for the IAIP internships if you are a part-time or full-time graduate student (or you have been accepted to a graduate program beginning in 2019) in a relevant area of study as indicated in the Eligibility Requirements section above and you have the following qualifications:
Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation before the internship is scheduled to begin/by no later than mid-June of 2019. Inability to obtain the required security clearance by that time will result in a delay of an internship offer until the following fiscal year.
Prior to employment, you will be required to complete an OF-306, Declaration of Federal employment and other paperwork. The information collected on this form is used to determine suitability for Federal employment. You will also be required to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application/resume. You must answer all questions truthfully and completely. A false statement on any part of the declaration or other forms may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.
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