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APHIS Careers - Students and Graduates




Whether you’re a high school student or have just finished graduate school, APHIS has opportunities for you.

USDA Pathways Programs

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—with tuition assistance—for current students, a training and development program for recent graduates, and a fellowship program for advanced degree candidates. Learn more about Pathways Programs.

Internships and Fellowships

We partner with colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and others to create internships and other student work experiences at APHIS. Read on to explore the many ways you can find your future with us. Learn more about Internships and Fellowships.


Youth Programs

For middle and high school students, we offer summer youth outreach programs at colleges and universities nationwide. These programs are a great opportunity to explore careers in agriculture. Learn more about Youth Programs.

Unique Hiring Paths

We offer unique hiring paths for veterans, individuals with disabilities, Peace Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, and others. These opportunities are an excellent career entry point for students and recent graduates. Learn more about Unique Hiring Paths.


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