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 carly@nasda.org 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)