CONGRESSIONAL AG INTERNSHIP DEADLINE NOV. 30
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Applications are being accepted until Nov. 30 for the second year of the Congressional Ag Internship program sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation in cooperation with Alabama's three land-grant universities -- Auburn University, Alabama A&M and Tuskegee University.
Students enrolled in those colleges with an interest in federal agriculture, natural resources and environmental policy may be eligible for the program.
Selected interns, who will receive a salary of $2,000 per month, will attend agriculture committee hearings, prepare briefs, conduct research directly related to federal agriculture policy or rural development, and meet with constituents. Students may also receive college credit by giving a written presentation of their experiences.
The minimum requirements for consideration are:
-- Currently an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Agriculture with at least 60 hours, the most recent 15 hours having been completed in the Alabama Land-Grant University System
-- Good academic standing
-- Good interpersonal/public relations skills
-- Ability to communicate both in writing and orally
-- Leadership and involvement on campus
-- Background or interest in federal agriculture, natural resources and environmental policy.
Eligible students must complete a two-step application process. First, written applications will be solicited in the three land-grant universities, and then will be evaluated and ranked by the selection committee. Second, the participating congressional offices will interview the top finalists.
A committee composed of representatives from the Federation and the universities will coordinate the application and selection process. Applications must be received by Nov. 30. The first intern selections will be announced in mid-December for the spring semester.
For more information or applications for the Congressional Agricultural Internship Program, call the College of Agriculture at your university or Millie Hawes at the Alabama Farmers Federation at (334) 613-4268 or email MHawes@AlfaFarmers.org. Applications may also be downloaded by clicking the link below.
Read more about the program at www.alfafarmers.org/neighbors/neighborsStory.phtml?id=4449/>.
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