USDA-APHIS 3rd Quarter Outreach News Bulletin

AgDiscovery Program: Investing in the Future of American Agriculture

The Ag Discovery program is gearing up for its summer program!  The 2022 summer outreach experience will be hosted at 21 colleges and universities nationwide. At this point, all 21 universities are preparing for an on-campus, in-person program for students. Approximately 800 enthusiastic students have applied for AgDiscovery this year.

—Tammy H. Lowry, AgDiscovery Program Manager

1890 National Scholar Data is Open for 2022-2023 Selections

The database is open to make selections for the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program.

  • The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program was established in 1992 as a part of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities.
  • Scholars will receive summer internships and will be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to full-time employment upon graduation.
  • National Scholars are required to commit to at least one year of service with USDA for each year financial assistance is provided.

The program is open to high school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores.

If you have questions, or are interested in making a selection, please send an email to the OCRDI Outreach and Communications mailbox:  

SM.MRP.APHIS.OCRDI.OutreachandCommunications@usda.gov or contact Sophia Kirby.

Deadline to make selections is May 15, 2022

Third-Party Internship Selections

Final selections are being made for Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) summer internships.  Students are to report on June 6, 2022.

For additional information:

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/careers/careers/students-grads/pathways

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/careers/careers/students-grads/interhships-fellowships/internships-fellowships

Contact:  Sophia.L.Kirby@usda.gov

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