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.
May 30 - August 4
May 30 - Arrive in DC
May 31 - June 2: Orientation
June 2 - August 4: Internship Duties
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.
Applicant must currently be enrolled in a post-secondary institute and meet one of the following criteria:
Former or current CAMP student
Candidates must be able to independently work and live in D.C.
Complete the Application Form (Link Below):
Two Letters of Recommendation
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
Interns will be housed in George Washington University. GW requires all residents to receive the primary series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and at least one booster shot, unless they receive an approved exemption. Visit GW's FAQs for information regarding vaccine requirements.
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.