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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.

2023 Timeline

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.

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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

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.

Contact Information

Patrick Doone



APP & Director Referral

Meet The 2023 Interns

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