The USDA Pathways Program: William F. Helms Internship program offers university and college-level students with the opportunity to support protect U.S. agriculture and the environment while caring for global trade of pest and disease-free agricultural goods. Applicants 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 recognition of suspected pests and diseases, or participating in plant health emergency response efforts.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To be eligible you must:
A student must be a US citizen.
A student must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university.
A student must be a sophomore or junior in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.
A student must be enrolled in programs related to agriculture or the biological sciences.
A student should agree to work for the Agency during school breaks (both summer and holiday breaks) a minimum of 640 hours prior to completion of studies.