USDA Job and Internships

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

USDA Scholarships & Student Internship Programs

APHIS supports and participates in several-focused initiatives created and sponsored by various Departmental Task Forces and Committees in response to the White House Initiatives/Presidential Executive Orders. APHIS programs and offices should note that some of these programs and initiatives have specific time frames or deadlines for selecting students.
Please review the list and contact Sophia Kirby, Deputy Director, Office of Outreach and Administration of the OCRDI staff at 301-851-4192
For more information contact: Vera Fairfield, AHT USDA APHIS VS-TN, Email: Vera.L.Fairfield@aphis.usda.gov, Phone: 931-306-9418,
Apply online: www.usajobs.gov.

Pathways Program
Under the newly signed Executive Order 13562 entitled Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates, this executive order consolidates student and recent graduate programs into the Pathways Programs framework with three clear programs paths that are tailored to recruit, train and retain well-qualified candidates.

USDA Internship Program
A new Internship Program will be created that is targeted toward students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions.

USDA Recent Graduates Program
This brand new program will target recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying institutions. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have six years after degree completion). Successful applicants will be placed in a two-year career development program with a cohort of peers hired during time frames aligned with academic calendars. After successfully completing the program, participants will be considered for noncompetitive conversion to career jobs.

USDA Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government's premier leadership development program for advance degree candidates. The Executive Order expands the eligibility window for applicants, making it more "student friendly" by aligning it with academic calendars and including those who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years. It also directs OPM to set qualification standards, and to make changes in order to make the PMF experience more robust and substantive for participants.

USDA Pathways Program (Summer Intern)
To attract and recruit exceptional individuals into the federal workforce, USDA-APHIS offers paid summer internships involving substantive work assignments to students who are in high school, or pursuing a degree or qualifying certificate at an accredited college or university, technical or vocational school, or a graduate or professional school. Homeschool curricula are also included.
To take advantage of these opportunities, please visit www.usajobs.gov to view all available opportunities.
Here are a few helpful tips follow:
You must create an account on USAJOBS.gov to apply for all positions; Positions can be found by doing a general search using keyword such as APHIS Student Trainee, MRP Student Trainee and by geographical location; Please read the announcement in its entirety to ensure you meet all the basic qualifications for the positions; Please have all documents such as transcripts, resume, and Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (if claiming veterans preference) readily available to include with your application and; Follow all of the instructions for submitting your application package. *Please be advised that some positions will be available after these dates and strongly encourage to check back early and often for more opportunities.

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity (ODMEO) manage the program, which continues to be successful with the participation of many other federal agencies and sub-agencies. Since the program's expansion in 1995, over 6,000 students and recent graduates have received temporary and permanent employment opportunities through the WRP.  The selection process is year-round.

Public Service Leaders Scholars Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program provides undergraduate and graduate level students with a challenging internship opportunity combined with a scholarship. The program is designed to promote public service and create access to higher education. Upon successful completion of program and degree requirements, participants become permanent employees of USDA. 

Washington Internships for Native American Students (WINS)
The WINS Program offers students of sovereign American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) nations the opportunity to build leadership skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, DC. Developed in response to the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, this enriching program offers qualified students full scholarships funded by American University and sponsoring organizations. Participating students will gain professional work experience through interning at a federal agency or private firm, take courses focusing on Native American public policy concerns, and enjoy engaging social and cultural extra-curricular activities.
Apply online: www.usajobs.gov  
Go to the following link: 
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/civilrights/sa_student_programs/ct_student_programs 

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
Since its inception in 1987, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has provided scholarships to qualified students attending its member-schools.  TMCF scholarships have provided support to help fund an education at one of our nation's public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). TMCF provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. TMCF scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria. Awards are made each semester and are based on a verification process designed to ensure that academic expectations are being met and that there is an unmet financial need.  All classifications of students are invited to apply for a TMCF scholarship.  The selection process is year-round.

AgDiscovery Program
(https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/civilrights/agdiscovery/ct_agdiscovery_program )
AgDiscovery is a summer enrichment camp designed to create an awareness in youth ages 12-17 about career in USDA-APHIS. This program is a partnership between APHIS, colleges and universities.  This year, APHIS has 19 summer programs available for students to attend nationwide.

The William Helms Scholarship Program (WHSP)
USDA offers tuition assistance, mentoring, and summer work to college students interested in
pursuing a career related plant pathology, biology, virology, ecology, and entomology.
To take advantage of these opportunities, please visit www.usajobs.gov to view all available opportunities.
Here are a few helpful tips follow: You must create an account on USAJOBS.gov to apply for all positions;
Positions can be found by doing a general search using keyword  such as “APHIS Student Trainee”, “MRP Student Trainee” and by geographical location; Please read the announcement in its entirety to ensure you meet all the basic qualifications for the positions; Please have all documents such as transcripts, resume, and Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (if claiming veterans’ preference) readily available to include with your application and; Follow all of the instructions for submitting your application package. *Please be advised that some positions will be available after these dates and strongly encourage to check back early and often for more opportunities.

The Saul T. Wilson, Jr. Scholarship (STWJS)
A career in public veterinary health would afford you the opportunity to be involved with the health of major animal populations in many activity areas. Veterinarians have a responsibility for the health of the Nation's animals, and public health veterinarians can have a broad and lasting impact on animal health issues.  A hallmark of VS is its multidisciplinary approach to working on animal health problems. VS have employment opportunities in the public veterinary field for professionals from a variety of disciplines. Additionally, APHIS employs veterinarians in its Animal Care and Plant Protection and Quarantine programs.
Employment opportunities are located throughout the United States.
To take advantage of these opportunities, please visit www.usajobs.gov to view all available opportunities.
Here are a few helpful tips follow: You must create an account on USAJOBS.gov to apply for all positions; Positions can be found by doing a general search using keyword  such as “APHIS Student Trainee”, “MRP Student Trainee” and by geographical location; Please read the announcement in its entirety to ensure you meet all the basic qualifications for the positions; Please have all documents such as transcripts, resume, and Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (if claiming veterans’ preference) readily available to include with your application and; Follow all of the instructions for submitting your application package. *Please be advised that some positions will be available after these dates and strongly encourage to check back early and often for more opportunities.

APHIS programs and offices should note that some of these programs and initiatives have specific time frames or deadlines for selecting students. 
Please review the list and contact Sophia Kirby, Deputy Director, Office of Outreach and Administration of the OCRDI staff at (301) 851-4192 if you wish to participate and select a student or need additional information.
For more info contact: Vera Fairfield, AHT USDA APHIS VS-TN Email: Vera.L.Fairfield@aphis.usda.gov
Phone: 931-306-9418  Apply online: www.usajobs.gov  Go to the following link:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/civilrights/sa_student_programs/ct_student_programs

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees who serve the American people at more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad. We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands. Our strategic plan serves as a road map for the Department to help ensure we achieve our mission and implement our vision.

About USDA – A Quick Reference Guide
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to support the American agricultural economy to strengthen rural communities; to protect and conserve our natural resources; and to provide a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for the American people. The Department’s wide range of programs and responsibilities touches the lives of every American every day. This fact sheet provides information about some of our agencies and offices, their missions, responsibilities, and services they provide. For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov To apply to jobs, internships, fellowships, scholarships go to www.usajobs.gov

Agricultural Marketing Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers programs that facilitate efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops. AMS identifies and promotes the development of marketing opportunities for the agricultural community by conducting and supporting research and providing information on farmer direct marketing activities. AMS programs promote a strategic marketing perspective that adapts product and marketing practices and technologies to the issues of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for AMS Info: www.ams.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-8998 

Agricultural Research Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal in-house research agency of the USDA. ARS is charged with extending the Nation's scientific knowledge through the administration of its national programs, as well as by conducting research projects in animal and crop production and protection, human nutrition, food safety, bioenergy, the environment, and other topics that affect the American people on a daily basis. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for ARS Info: www.ars.usda.gov Phone: (301) 504-1636

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) makes a significant contribution to the value of the Nation’s food supply by protecting U.S. agricultural resources from pests and diseases, managing wildlife damage, regulating genetically engineered organisms, and administering the Animal Welfare Act. APHIS programs integrate plant and animal disease surveillance, epidemiology, emergency response, and information delivery to ensure the marketability of U.S. agricultural products. APHIS also works to resolve and manage trade issues related to animal or plant health. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for APHIS Info: www.aphis.usda.gov Phone: 1-844-820-2234 

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) establishes Federal nutrition policy through the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, sets priorities for nutrition research, sets nutrition standards, and disseminates dietary guidance. It maintains the MyPlate food guidance system. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for CNPP Info: www.cnpp.usda.gov Phone: (703) 305-7600

Economic Research Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Economic Research Service (ERS) is a primary source of economic information and research in USDA. ERS conducts its research program to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development. ERS's economists and social scientists conduct research, analyze food and commodity markets, produce policy studies, and develop economic and statistical indicators. ERS staff disseminates economic information and research results through an array of outlets. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for ERS Info: www.ers.usda.gov Phone: (202) 694-5000 

Farm Service Agency of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Farm Service Agency (FSA) ensures the well-being of American agriculture, the environment, and the American public through the administration of farm commodity programs; farm ownership, operating, and emergency loans; conservation and environmental programs; emergency and disaster assistance; and domestic and international food assistance. FSA programs are delivered through an extensive network of field offices in 2,248 USDA County Service Centers and 51 State Offices. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for FSA Info: www.fsa.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-3467

Food and Nutrition Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the USDA nutrition assistance programs that provide children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. Programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called the Food Stamp Program), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), School Lunch and Breakfast, among others. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for FNS Info: www.fns.usda.gov Phone: (703) 305-2281

Food Safety and Inspection Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -Touching the lives of millions of people every day, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency responsible for ensuring that the Nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. FSIS also manages the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, which provides consumers with answers to their food safety questions. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for FSIS Info: www.fsis.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-9113

Foreign Agricultural Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products and administers market development and export financing programs. FAS helps U.S. exporters develop and maintain markets overseas for U.S. food and agricultural products. FAS helps developing countries improve their agricultural systems and build their trade capacity. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for FAS Info: www.fas.usda.gov Phone:  (202) 720-7115

Forest Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Forest Service (FS) manages 193 million acres of public lands in 155 national forests and 20 grasslands and is the largest forestry research operation in the world. The Forest Service provides technical and financial assistance to help rural and urban citizens, including private landowners, care for forest, watersheds, and rangelands in their communities. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for FS Info: www.fs.fed.us Phone:  (202) 205-1680

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -
The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) facilitates the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat, cereals, oilseeds, and related agricultural products. The agency promotes fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for GIPSA Info: www.gipsa.usda.gov. Phone: (202) 720-021.

National Agricultural Statistics Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the official Federal statistical agency for agriculture. The agency serves U.S. agricultural and rural communities with accurate, timely, and useful statistical products and services that are vital information to monitor the ever-changing agricultural sector and carry out farm policy. Every 5 years NASS conducts the Census of Agriculture, which is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the United States. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for NASS Info: www.nass.usda.gov Phone:  NASS Hotline 1 (800) 727-9540 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) impacts the lives of millions of Americans each day by supporting exemplary research, education, and extension that address many challenges facing our Nation through collaboration with historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and Tribal colleges. You are connected to NIFA through your nearest Extension office, which provides answers to concerns through educational materials and Web-based information. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for NIFA Info: www.nifa.usda.gov Phone:  (202) 720-7441 

Natural Resources Conservation Service of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps people help the land through scientifically based, locally led voluntary conservation efforts and improve natural resources on private lands. NRCS work results in productive lands and a healthy environment through reduced soil erosion; water and air quality; energy conservation; restored woodlands and wetlands; enhanced fish and wildlife habitat; and reduced upstream flooding. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for NRCS Info: www.nrcs.usda.gov Phone:  (202) 720-3210 

Risk Management Agency of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -The Risk Management Agency (RMA) administers the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) programs and promotes national welfare by improving the economic stability of agriculture through a secure system of crop insurance and risk management tool s. Through a network of public and private-sector partners, RMA creates crop insurance and risk management products, provides risk management education and outreach, and ensures program accessibility and integrity. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for RMA Info: www.rma.usda.gov Phone: (202) 690-2803 

Rural Development of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -USDA Rural Development (RD) is composed of Rural Business-Cooperative Programs, Rural Housing and Community Facilities Programs, and Rural Utilities Programs. RD offers rural communities a broad array of financial, technical, and educational resources in order to establish and grow rural businesses and cooperatives. RD provides financing for single family homes and multi-family housing developments, and essential community facilities. RD helps to finance the development of electric, telephone, telecommunication, and water and wastewater infrastructures to create affordable utilities. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov or visit the link for RD Info: www.rd.usda.gov Phone: 1 (800) 670-6553 

National Appeals Division of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -National Appeals Division (NAD) is responsible for providing hearings for program participants who receive adverse decisions from the Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development’s Rural Business-Cooperative Development Service, Rural Housing Service, and Rural Utilities Service. Filing an appeal provides an opportunity to present the dispute, either face to face or on the telephone to a NAD Hearing Officer. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to: www.usda.gov. Phone: 1 (877) 487-3262 

Departmental Management of The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) -Departmental Management (DM) provides managerial leadership and integrated services to enable USDA to achieve its priorities and works to ensure through applicable laws, treaties, and regulations that all citizens are provided full access to USDA services and programs. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the link for DM Info: www.dm.usda.gov Phone:  (202) 720-3291 To learn more about USDA and the many ways we serve the American people every day, please visit www.usda.gov 

The United States Department of Agriculture -USDA AGENCIES:

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) - USDA's AMS facilitates the strategic marketing of agricultural products in domestic and international markets while ensuring fair trading practices and promoting a competitive and efficient marketplace. AMS constantly works to develop new marketing services to increase customer satisfaction. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.ams.usda.gov/

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) -ARS is USDA's principal in-house research agency. ARS leads America towards a better future through agricultural research and information. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.ars.usda.gov/ 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - USDA's APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. The agency improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness and contributes to the national economy and the public health. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/home/

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) - USDA's CNPP works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/ 

Economic Research Service (ERS) -ERS is USDA's principal social science research agency. Each year, ERS communicates research results and socioeconomic indicators via briefings, analyses for policymakers and their staffs, market analysis updates, and major reports. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.ers.usda.gov/ 

Farm Service Agency (FSA) -The USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) implements agricultural policy, administers credit and loan programs, and manages conservation, commodity, disaster and farm marketing programs through a national network of offices. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/ 

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) – The USDA's FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthy diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: www.fns.usda.gov

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) – The USDA's FSIS enhances public health and well-being by protecting the public from foodborne illness and ensuring that the nation's meat, poultry and egg products are safe, wholesome, and correctly packaged. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov 

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) - The USDA's FAS works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. This USDA agency operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.fas.usda.gov/

Forest Service (FS) - The USDA's FS sustains the health, diversity and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: http://www.fs.fed.us/
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) - The USDA's GIPSA facilitates the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat, cereals, oilseeds, and related agricultural products. It also promotes fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture. GIPSA ensures open and competitive markets for livestock, poultry, and meat by investigating and monitoring industry trade practices. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.gipsa.usda.gov/


National Agricultural Library (NAL)
- The USDA's NAL ensures and enhances access to agricultural information for a better quality of life. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: http://www.nal.usda.gov/ 

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) - The USDA's NASS serves the basic agricultural and rural data needs of the country by providing objective, important and accurate statistical information and services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and public officials. This data is vital to monitoring the ever-changing agricultural sector and carrying out farm policy. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.nass.usda.gov/

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) - The USDA's NIFA's unique mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations. NIFA doesn't perform actual research, education, and extension but rather helps fund it at the state and local level and provides program leadership in these areas. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://nifa.usda.gov/

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - The USDA's NRCS provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve our natural resources and environment. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/

Risk Management Agency (RMA) - RMA helps to ensure that farmers have the financial tools necessary to manage their agricultural risks. RMA provides coverage through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, which promotes national welfare by improving the economic stability of agriculture. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: http://www.rma.usda.gov/

Rural Development (RD) - The USDA's RD helps rural areas to develop and grow by offering Federal assistance that improves quality of life. RD targets communities in need and then empowers them with financial and technical resources. To Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more information about this USDA Agency go to the website www.usda.gov or visit the following link: https://www.rd.usda.gov/

The United States Department of Agriculture -USDA Offices

Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Link to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/emergencyresponse 
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office of Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinates emergency management and homeland security initiatives undertaken by APHIS. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. Apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion (OCRDI)
Link to:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/civilrights 
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office of Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion (OCRDI) Provides leadership, direction, and technical support to all employees and external service recipients on Civil Rights matters. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. Apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

USDA Offices:

Departmental Management (DM) - The USDA's DM provides central administrative management support to Department officials and coordinates administrative programs and services. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link to: http://www.dm.usda.gov/

National Appeals Division (NAD) - The USDA's NAD conducts impartial administrative appeal hearings of adverse program decisions made by USDA and reviews of determinations issued by NAD hearing officers when requested by a party to the appeal. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link to: https://www.nad.usda.gov/

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) - The USDA's OASCR's mission is to facilitate the fair and equitable treatment of USDA customers and employees, while ensuring the delivery and enforcement of civil rights programs and activities. ASCR ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies for USDA customers and employees regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and expression), religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, political beliefs, parental status, protected genetic information, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all bases apply to all programs.) Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link to: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/

Office of Budget and Program Analysis (OBPA) - The USDA's OBPA provides centralized coordination and direction for the Department's budget, legislative and regulatory functions. It also provides analysis and evaluation to support the implementation of critical policies. OBPA administers the Department's budgetary functions and develops and presents budget-related matters to Congress, the news media, and the public. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link to: http://www.obpa.usda.gov/

Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) - The USDA's OCE advises the Secretary on the economic situation in agricultural markets and the economic implications of policies and programs affecting American agriculture and rural communities. OCE serves as the focal point for economic intelligence and analysis related to agricultural markets and for risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis related to Departmental regulations affecting food and agriculture. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link to: http://www.usda.gov/oce/

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) - The USDA's OCFO shapes an environment for USDA officials eliciting the high-quality financial performance needed to make and implement effective policy, management, stewardship, and program decisions. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link to: http://www.ocfo.usda.gov/ 

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) - The USDA's OCIO has the primary responsibility for the supervision and coordination of the design, acquisition, maintenance, use, and disposal of information technology by USDA agencies. OCIO's strategically acquires and uses information technology resources to improve the quality, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of USDA services. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link to:https://www.ocio.usda.gov/

Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) - The USDA's OCS provides scientific leadership to the Department by ensuring that research supported by and scientific advice provided to the Department and its stakeholders is held to the highest standards of intellectual rigor and scientific integrity. It also identifies and prioritizes Department-wide agricultural research, education, and extension needs. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link to: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=OCS

Office of Communications (OC) - The USDA's OC is USDA's central source of public information. The office provides centralized information services using the latest, most effective and efficient technology and standards for communication. It also provides the leadership, coordination, expertise, and counsel needed to develop the strategies, products, and services that are used to describe USDA initiatives, programs, and functions to the public. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=OC_HOME

Office of Congressional Relations (OCR) - The USDA's OCR serves as the USDA's liaison with Congress. OCR works closely with members and staffs of various House and Senate Committees to communicate the USDA's legislative agenda and budget proposals.  Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link:  http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=OCR

Office of Environmental Markets (OEM) - The USDA's OEM supports the development of emerging markets for carbon, water quality, wetlands, and biodiversity.  Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link: www.usda.gov/oce/environmental_markets/

Office of the Executive Secretariat (OES)- The USDA's OES ensures that all Department officials are included in the correspondence drafting and policy-making process through a managed clearance and control system. Keeping policy officials informed of executive documents enhances the Secretary's ability to review sound and thought out policy recommendations before making final decisions. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link: www.dm.usda.gov/oes/

Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (FBNP) USDA has a long history of working with faith-based and community organizations to help those in need, by providing federal assistance through domestic nutrition assistance programs, international food aid, rural development opportunities, and natural resource conservation. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov.

Office of the Inspector General (OIG) The USDA's OIG investigates allegations of crime against the Department's program, and promotes the economy and efficiency of its operations. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link: https://www.usda.gov/oig/ 

Office of the General Counsel (OGC) The USDA's Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is an independent legal agency that provides legal advice and services to the Secretary of Agriculture and to all other officials and agencies of the Department with respect to all USDA programs and activities. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=OGC

Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) The USDA's Office of Tribal Relations is located in the Office of the Secretary, and is responsible for government-to-government relations between USDA and tribal governments. Apply go to: www.usajobs.gov For more info about this USDA Office go to the website www.usda.gov or link: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=otr

USDA APHIS Operational Program Units

Animal Care (AC)
Link to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalwelfare 
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) operational program unit of Animal Care (AC)  Determines and promotes standards of humane care and treatment of animals through inspections and educational efforts. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

Biotechnology Regulatory Services(BRS) 
Link to:
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/biotechnology
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) operational program unit of Biotechnology Regulatory Services(BRS)  Protects agricultural and natural resources by ensuring safe development of genetically engineered organisms using a science-based regulatory framework. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

International Services and Trade Support Team (IS)
Link to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/internationalservices
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) operational program unit of International Services and Trade Support Team (IS) Provides international animal and plant health expertise to safeguard American agricultural health and promote U.S. agricultural trade. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ)
Link to:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) operational program unit of Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Safeguards agriculture and natural resources from risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of pests and noxious weeds. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

Veterinary Services (VS)
Link to:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) operational program unit of Veterinary Services (VS) Protects and improves the health, quality, and marketability of our nation's animals, animal products, and veterinary biologics by preventing, controlling, and/or eliminating animal diseases, and monitoring, and promoting animal health and productivity. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

Wildlife Services (WS)
Link to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) operational program unit of Wildlife Services (WS) Provides leadership to resolve wildlife conflicts and create a balance allowing people and wildlife to peacefully coexist. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

USDA Management Support Units

Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) 
Link to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/contactus/sa_aphis_contacts/ct_contact_lpa
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) management support unit of Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA)  Manages communications with Congress, States, industry stakeholders, trading partners and the media. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

Marketing and Regulatory Programs Business Services (MRPBS)
Link to:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/business-services
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) management support unit of Marketing and Regulatory Programs Business Services (MRPBS) Provides resource management and administrative services to support the three USDA MRP agencies, one of which is APHIS. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

Native American Working Group (ANAWG)
Link to:
  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/tribalrelations 
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) management support unit of  Native American Working Group (ANAWG) Facilitates enhancement of program delivery and accessibility to Native American tribes, intertribal committees, and related organizations. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

Policy and Program Development (PPD)
Link to:
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/contactus/sa_aphis_contacts/ct_contact_ppd  
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) management support unit of Policy and Program Development (PPD) Provides rigorous policy analysis and budgetary and regulatory development for APHIS that is consistent with the Agency's environmental stewardship goals and legal authorities. Also conducts critical programmatic evaluations and reviews to ensure programs are operating efficiently and effectively. Visit the USDA webpage at www.usda.gov. To apply to federal government jobs, internships and scholarships go to: www.usajobs.gov

For more information regarding USDA AGENCIES & OFFICES contact: Vera Fairfield, AHT USDA APHIS VS-TN Email: Vera.L.Fairfield@aphis.usda.gov Please review the list and contact Sophia Kirby, Deputy Director, Office of Outreach and Administration of the OCRDI staff at 301-851-4192 if you wish to participate and select a student or need additional information. For more information contact: Vera Fairfield, AHT USDA APHIS VS-TN Email: Vera.L.Fairfield@aphis.usda.gov Phone: 931-306-9418 Apply online: www.usajobs.gov  Go to the following link:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/civilrights/sa_student_programs/ct_student_programs

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