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About the
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 

Serve. Educate. Empower.

The National HEP/CAMP Association has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer a 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. to students from farmworker backgrounds. Interns will work 40 hours/week in various USDA Agencies.

There is NO LIMIT to the number of student applications that can be submitted by any given program.

2024 Timeline TBA

These internships are open to current CAMP students, alumni, and HEP graduates attending a post-secondary institution.  Those with agriculture-related academic programs should be strongly encouraged to apply, but keep in mind, that the USDA is a massive bureaucracy and has needs in a multitude of positions covering almost every college and university discipline.


This is a separate internship from the Association’s summer internship program and does not include CHCI’s orientation week or Friday leadership seminars.  It is a 9:00-5:00 M-F internship,  and applicants must be able to live and work independently.  This is a wonderful opportunity, especially for our HEP/CAMP alumni that may be further along in their academic programs.

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Applicant must currently be enrolled in a post-secondary institute and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Former or current CAMP student

  • HEP graduate

Candidates must be able to independently work and live in D.C.

Complete the Application Form (Link Below):

  • Personal Statement​

  • Résumé

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

  • School Transcript

Selected Participants will receive,


  • Round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C.

  • Housing at George Washington University

  • Up to $6,440 Stipend

  • Transportation subsidy for employment

  • Networking, social and cultural experiences in D.C.

Contact Information

Patrick Doone



APP & Director Referral

Meet The 2023 Interns

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