National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.

Our Mission Statement

NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders.

About the Internship

Students that are interested in learning about policy, legislation, and regulations that impact American agriculture are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be classified as a sophomore or greater by their academic institution and have excellent written and

Intern Responsibilities:

• Represent NASDA in Congressional hearings, conference calls, and other venues, and provide research analysis of these issues 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)

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


How to Apply

Submit the following documents in PDF to Rebecca Creighton at by the deadline for the semester that you are applying to intern.

• Resume with GPA included

• Two page writing sample on any agriculture related topic

• Two letters of reference


Application Deadlines

Summer Semester (May – August)

Apply by February 26, 2017

Fall Semester (August – December)

Apply by May 20, 2017

Semesters Available



Arlington, VA

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