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Texas FFA Intern Opportunity      
The Texas FFA has two unique internship opportunities available to junior or senior college level students interested in agricultural education or agricultural communications.  As an intern, you will be supporting the multi-faceted summer activities of the Texas FFA Association.  Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association and operates the nation’s largest state FFA convention.  Texas FFA implements progressive, innovative, industry leading strategies to achieve its mission. Applications are Due April 1, 2023. For more information on where to send your resume, click here.

Texas FFA Foundation Intern Opportunity      

2023 Texas FFA Foundation Internship Program


The Texas FFA Foundation affords a unique internship opportunity for college students interested in serving prior to, and following the annual Texas FFA Convention.  The internship provides students the chance to work with a local Host Committee, Texas FFA sponsors, board of directors, and staff. 

Description

This paid internship will focus on planning and development activities associated with the annual convention. Duties may include but are not limited to: working in the office of the host committee chairperson, coordinating supply needs i.e., contest judges, meals, activities, and hospitality associated with the convention and convention VIPs and guests.  There may also be opportunities for special projects if interested.

Students interested in agricultural science education, communications, marketing, promotions, and other relevant majors are encouraged to apply. The student will be asked to work on-site or in a hybrid (virtual and onsite) work environment.  The intern must be self-motivated and driven to accomplish tasks assigned.  The intern must be punctual and demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills.  Attention to detail is a must.  The internship will require flexibility, personal initiative, customer service skills, and professionalism.

The Texas FFA Foundation internship program is a two-year commitment that has proven to be a successful model.  Interns will serve as a “junior” intern in their first year and then as “senior” intern – leading the program – in their second year.

While not a prerequisite, students who have served as a State FFA Officer or Foundation Ambassador should note that experience when making application as it relates to the duties of this internship. 

Internship: May - August 2023 and May – August 2024
Location: Texas FFA Foundation, 614 East 12th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Wages: Paid internship, work related travel / meals paid
Apply: Access application, upload cover letter and resume here
Deadline: Submitted by Friday, February 24, 2023 using the link above.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Chanda Orren at (512) 480-8047 or chanda@texasffafoundation.org.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Internship      

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently seeking applicants for collegiate student internships across Texas. Student trainee positions include soil conservationists, soil scientist, rangeland management specialists and engineers.  This can be dual credit high school students also.

The USDA NRCS works in close partnership with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy and productive working landscapes. These Pathway positions are normally for two consecutive summers before graduation allowing students to work in the field and the office under the mentorship of USDA NRCS staff. The hours acquired can lead to being hired full time with the agency upon graduation.

NRCS employees help stewards of agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest lands plan and implement proven conservation systems through technical and financial assistance designed to enhance productivity, improve soil and water health, and restore wetlands and wildlife habitat.

Pathways internships include:

Student Trainee (Public Affairs Specialist) Starting at $31,931 (GS 2-3)

Student Trainee (Rangeland Management) Starting at $31,931 (GS 2-3)

Student Trainee (Rangeland Management Specialist) Starting at $32,570 (GS 3)

Student Trainee (Soil Science) Starting at $31,931 (GS 2-3)

Student Trainee (Engineering) Starting at $31,931 (GS 2-3)

Soil Trainee (Soil Conservation) Starting at $31,931 (GS 2-3)

Recent graduate positions will be posted soon on https://www.usajobs.gov/.

Application deadline for these positions is Oct. 28, 2022.  Visit www.usajobs.gov to set up your profile and apply. Information to assist students in applying is available at www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov under "Employment Opportunities."



   
 
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Please email Ray Pieniazek at Ray@texasagteachers.org if you would like to list your student internship opportunity. 
 
   

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