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USDA Pathway Programs: William F. Helms Internship Program

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  • Scholarship Description
  • Interested in a career in agriculture, botany, plant pathology, entomology, or other biological sciences? The USDA Pathways Program: William F. Helms Internship program provides university and college-level students with the opportunity to help protect U.S. agriculture and the environment while facilitating global trade of pest and disease-free agricultural goods. Students may experience hands-on activities like inspecting plants, plant products, and other regulated items for pests or disease; conducting crop and commodity surveys; assisting with the identification of suspected pests and diseases, or participating in plant health emergency response efforts.

    Students accepted into the program will receive tuition assistance while pursuing a degree, mentoring, paid work experience during school breaks (both summer and holiday periods), career exploration, and possible permanent employment upon successful completion of education, training, and work requirements.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a U.S. citizen
    -Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university
    -Be a sophomore or junior with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
    -Be enrolled in programs related to agriculture or the biological sciences
    -Agree to work for the agency during school breaks (both summer and holiday breaks) a minimum of 640 hours prior to completion of studies

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Juanita Whiting
  • Juanita.L.Whiting@aphis.usda.gov
  • 301-851-2062

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