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Internships to Georgia Post-Secondary Students or Graduates in the Field of Agriculture

Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) Internship Program


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Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Georgia

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/12/24 Save

Grant Description
Internships to Georgia post-secondary students or graduates with an interest in local agriculture. The purpose of the internship program is to enable participants to gain experience and mentoring in the field. A wide range of agriculture-related positions are available including those involving administration, agricultural inputs, animal industry, communication, emergency management, finance, food safety, fuel and measures, human resources, information technology, laboratory, legal services, licensing, marketing, plant protection, and structural pests.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has hosted dozens of interns in various sections within the Department’s oversight. These students come from several Georgia universities and colleges, studying majors both directly and indirectly related to agriculture. The Department looks forward to expanding and promoting its internship program.

Internship positions are primarily based out of the Department’s headquarters building in Downtown Atlanta. There may be additional positions at the Tifton Laboratory, which serves as the Department’s South Georgia base of operations. 

Duties: Internship opportunities with the Department may include, but are not limited to: providing administrative and office support; giving guest tours of the Department headquarters and Tifton Lab facilities; shadowing and working with field officers during agriculture inspections; laboratory studies, research, and testing; promoting and assisting with Department activities and Georgia Grown products and marketing events; and generally serving as an advocate for Georgia agriculture.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution located in Georgia, or have graduated within one calendar year of the desired internship timeframe. A general interest in Georgia agriculture is strongly preferred. An educational background in the study of agriculture is not required but may be desired for certain available internship opportunities.

Pre-Application Information
Internship Term Summer 2024:
- Application Opening: December 1, 2023
- Application Deadline: February 12, 2024
- Notification Date: March 2024

If the GDA Intern Program does not select you for the semester in which you are applying, you are welcome to apply again for a later term if you are still eligible.

You may participate in the internship only once.

How to apply:


Estimated Size of Grant
- Interns receive an hourly wage of $11 per hour for their full-time internships.
- Interns may work up to 40 hours per week, but no more.

Term of Contract
- Fall and spring semester internships are 18 weeks, and the summer internship at 13 weeks.

- Start Date: May 16, 2024
- End Date: July 31, 2024

Contact Information
Send applications to:

Direct question to:
Internship Program

Georgia Department of Agriculture
9 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
(404) 656-3600

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