Job Overview



Interested in a career in international agricultural trade? The International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP) gives graduate students a chance to gain first-hand experience working at an FAS overseas post. Past interns have served at locations ranging from Beijing to Brussels. Ideal candidates will have some experience (paid or volunteer) in agriculture, international affairs, business, information technology or a related field. We’re looking for team players with strong writing and analytical skills. Proficiency in a foreign language is preferred. The internship typically runs from May-September. AREA OF CONSIDERATION This opportunity is open to students who are enrolled full-time or half-time, or accepted to graduate programs majoring in a business related agricultural field-for example, agricultural economics, international economics, international finance, business or marketing.  Law students, graduate students majoring in international studies or in an agricultural science related field will also be considered.


This position is located in the Foreign Agricultural Service overseas offices.  The intern carries out tasks in support of the Agricultural Counselor, Agricultural Attache, and/or Agricultural Trade Officer in connection with USDA's agricultural trade policy, analysis, and market development programs.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Compiles, edits, formats, and transmits information required for the execution of USDA programs;
  • Assists in researching and drafting agricultural reports;
  • Solicits and compiles in-country agricultural trade intelligence; and
  • Travels as necessary to complete assigned tasks.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As necessary to complete assigned tasks

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    6 vacancies in the following locations

    • Brussels, Belgium
    • Beijing, China
    • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    • Mexico City, Mexico
    • Moscow, Russia
    • Pretoria, South Africa