College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Daniel E. Salmon Internship

United States Department of Agriculture  |  Posted: Apr 8 2015

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

As a Daniel E. Salmon intern, you will be part of a comprehensive mentorship and career development program designed to prepare you for a career in your field of study. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities so our interns are ready for life in the Federal sector.

Having a wealth of talented people at APHIS is critical for our continued excellence in today’s fast- paced and increasingly complex scientific world. In addition to veterinarians, some of our key positions include microbiologists, entomologists, and budget and management analysts. Through the internship program, you will experience the real-world situations facing Federal employees every day, and you will be part of an organization with a multidisciplinary approach to managing disease, responding to animal health crises, addressing trade issues, providing laboratory support, regulating veterinary biologics, and analyzing animal health issues. 


Upon entrance on duty, you must:

1) Be a U.S. citizen;

2) Meet the educational and curriculum requirements of the internship program position for which you apply. These requirements, as well as the specific duties of the position, will be stipulated in each internship announcement and may include a wide range of majors or fields of study;

3) Be enrolled as a full-time student and/or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university within the United States—

a. Undergraduate student appointments will become effective in the fall of the second or third academic school year. Second- year students must have completed at least 1 year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) of a 4-year undergraduate studies program; third-year students must have completed at least 2 years (60 semester or 90 quarter hours) of a 4-year undergraduate studies program. 

b. Graduate student appointments will become effective in the fall of the first academic school year.

4) Be in good academic standing; and

5) Agree to work for the agency during school breaks and complete a minimum of 640 hours prior to completion of studies. 


Salary & Benfit Information:

See application for list of benefits

Application Instructions:

Interested students must apply online via Locate the announcement
using the key words “Daniel E. Salmon” in the search engine under the “Student and Recent Graduates” tab. Please note that you must have a USAJOBS account to apply. The announcement will open on USAJOBS annually, between January and February, for approximately a 2-week period. 

The online application system will prompt you to answer self-assessment questions and to submit the following:

1) Resume;

2) Transcripts for all completed college work to date;

3) Proof of current enrollment and/or, if applicable, a letter of acceptance to graduate school; and

4) A copy of your DD-214, if you are claiming Veterans’ Preference.

Additional supplemental information and documentation will be requested at a later date if you meet eligibility and initial application requirements. 

Position Closing Date:

Monday, June 1, 2015

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