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    Summary

    This summer student program is temporary and may not exceed 6 months. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition; the appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

    This appointmet does not confer eligibility to be noncompetitively converted to a term, career or career-conditional appointment.

    Notification of selection will be made by March 30th.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent of this position assists professional and technical staff by performing a variety of policy, outreach, and technical work in support of the work of the office.  Performs a variety of clearly defined tasks designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the next generation of agriculture, youth in agriculture, agricultural practices, and the activities of the organization.  Provides support and assistance to senior level management in day-to-day operations, such as organizing materials and conducting basic research.

    The major duties of the Student Trainee (Agricultural Programs) internship may include, but not limited to the following:

    • Providing outreach and partnership building across USDA's large and diverse mission;
    • Assist in establishing and implementing innovative and strategic plans to engage the next generation of agriculture, and various USDA stakeholders, including Congress, Governors, mayors, members of the press, and farm and agriculture organizations;
    • Assist USDA customers and stakeholders and communicate positively, in a friendly manner;
    • Use word processing software and printing equipment to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve, and print a variety of reports and documents.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    05

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Currently enrolled students or students accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489149300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.