Job Overview


Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

The Agricultural Research Service is seeking qualified students to participate in the Pathways Internship Program.  Internships are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, trade school or other qualifying educational Institute.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. 

The salary range provided above reflects the salary for the GS-01 through

GS-04 grade levels.

The work schedule will be either full time or part time, not to exceed 30 hours per week, and may vary to accommodate the intern's school schedule.


As a student trainee, you will:   Perform standardized routines in support of research projects in a laboratory, field and/or greenhouse setting.  Typical, but not all-inclusive duties require a general knowledge of basic biological science and are illustrated by performance of any combination of the following:

  • Preparing routine media and solutions by weighing and measuring constituents according to established methods.
  • Using common laboratory equipment and apparatus such as autoclave, sterilizers, centrifuges and homogenizers.
  • Preparing labels for specimens and rearing insects.
  • Keeping detailed records of experimental data and tabulating data using personal computers and software packages.
  • Collecting samples from the field. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No