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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
We offer several career “pathways” for students and recent graduates in a variety of fields through the USDA Pathways Programs. These pathways include paid internships for current students, a training and development program for recent graduates of any qualifying educational institution, and a fellowship program for recent graduates with an advanced or professional degree. (Students interested in the fellowship program may also apply in the fall of their final year of graduate school.) Pathways Programs may lead to a permanent position at USDA, without further competition, after completing the requirements.
To find and apply for current Pathways opportunities, go to USAJOBS (search “USDA Pathways”).
In addition, several of the Pathways internships available with APHIS include tuition assistance. These opportunities are for undergraduate and graduate students in nonveterinary fields of study, veterinary medicine (focused on animal health or animal welfare), and plant health science. To learn more, check out the program information below.