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News and Announcements: APHIS Hosts 2014 WINS Interns

WINS interns

APHIS’ support for American University’s (AU) Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) program entered its 17th year as the Agency hosted five WINS interns this summer.  Working at APHIS headquarters in Riverdale, Maryland, and in USDA’s downtown offices, the students earned six college credits and gained professional experience while learning how the U.S. Department of Agriculture protects and safeguards agricultural resources.

WINS intern Misty Cordeiro, who is part Native Hawaiian, says that her internship “provided me the opportunity to combine my skills in research and writing with my passion of filmmaking.  More than anything, I appreciated learning more about the Federal Government.”  Her blog on the WINS APHIS experience—featuring fellow WINS students Jake Pikula (Chippewa), Kayla Hunter (Cherokee), Bryan Manycattle (Navajo), and Shaina Johnson (Oglala Lakota)—can be seen here.

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