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    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture whose mission is finding solutions to agricultural problems of high national importance. The Pathways Student Internship Program provides students with a meaningful paid work experience in a Federal agency while still in school.    

    This appointment is expected to last for the duration of the student’s academic program. This position may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent appointment if all training, program, and educational requirements are met.

    The ARS will be attending a hiring event at the Connect - Employers in the Sciences event at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to solicit students for this internship. Students interested in this internship program must apply in-person at the UMBC Career Center, Math/Psychology 212, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250 on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The Agricultural Research Service advertises student internship positions on USAJOBS throughout the year as part of our overall recruitment strategy. If you are unable to apply in-person, please visit USAJOBS for additional internship opportunities.

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    Assists in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties, in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse environment, common to the assigned areas of work.

    Performs routine and recurring techniques and studies using a variety of specialized evaluation procedures.

    Collects, prepares, evaluates, and verifies samples and supporting records; maintains records and locates and compiles data and other information from various sources.

    Keeps detailed records of experimental data. Tabulates, statistically analyzes and summarizes data using personal computers and software packages.

    Maintains inventory of chemicals, prepares solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory, field, or greenhouse, and safely disposes of waste materials (chemical and biological).

    Keeps work-site in a neat and orderly manner.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens and Nationals, Permanent Residents and Foreign Nationals who meet both Immigration and Annual Appropriations Law requirements.

    Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree or diploma program.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434730300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.