Apply by February 27 for Summer positions,
by May 22 for Fall positions

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), head- quartered in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking highly motivated students interested about the legislation and regulations that impact American agriculture. 

NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonpro t association which rep- resents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fty states and four U.S. territories. 

Applicants should be classi ed as a sophomore or greater by their academic institution and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A basic understanding of the legislative process is preferred but not required. This internship does provide a monthly stipend but housing is not provided. Start and end dates are exible.
Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Represent NASDA in Congressional hearings, conference calls, and other venues, and provide an analysis of these events to policy staff members

  • Manage logistics, provide operational support, and interface with senior state and federal agriculture
    policy makers in a fast-paced environment during NASDA’s Annual Meeting (Fall) or Winter Policy Conference (Spring)

  • Conduct research on various legislative issues of importance to NASDA’s membership

  • Write articles covering various agricultural issues for NASDA’s weekly newsletters

  • Monitor Congressional calendar and other of ce administrative duties as assigned 

How to Apply

    Submit the following documents to Carly Grether at on or before the deadline for the semester that you are applying to intern.

    • Cover letter
    • Resume with GPA included
    • Writing sample that is one to two pages in length related to any topic in agriculture 
    • Two letters of reference 

    NASDA internship flyer (pdf)