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Apply Today! To a Virtual or Travel Internship.

Looking for an  Internship in Agriculture?

Learn about Natural Resource Conservation with mano-Y-ola’s Experienced Staff or in NRCS Field Offices across the United States and Puerto Rico.

mano-Y-ola takes pride in the opportunities and experiences we offer our interns through a program that dives into the diverse and inspiring world of agriculture and conservation. 

Apply Today! 

We accept applications year-round for three annual internship opportunities.

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These timelines are estimated and subject to change. Please go to Discover Internship for more information on each Internship time commitment.

General Requirements

  1. The applicant must be Billingual Individual, with the ability to read, write, and speak English and Spanish proficiently 

  2. The applicant must submit a general application form, an up-to-date resume, and a minimum of three academic or professional references.

  3. The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

  4. The applicant must be eligible to work in the United States.

  5. The applicant must provide a commitment of availability.

  6. The applicant must be currently enrolled in school. 

How to Apply 

If you are interested in applying for an internship with mano-Y-ola please click on the button below where you will be redirected to the application form where you can fill out relevant information. It will take less than 10 min. Be ready to upload your resume. 

What to Expect 

What happens after you send in your application?


After the application has been submitted, our team will review it thoroughly and move forward with setting up interviews with selected candidates. 


Selected candidates will receive an email from a representative of the selection committee. Applicant selection will be based upon:

a) compliance with application requirements

b) candidate’s level of commitment

c) virtual interviews

Due to the number of applicants, mano-Y-ola will only reach out to selected applicants to schedule an interview date. 

We are interested in applicants with the following education and qualifications:

- Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and/or college graduates

- Individuals with a university or advanced degree in:

(a) Agribusiness and Industry Career Fields: Business and Industry Student Trainee series 1199 (Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Agricultural Program Specialist, Procurement/Contract Specialist Financial Analysis, Loan Specialist, Purchasing, Procurement Clerical, Public Utilities, Trade Specialist, Crop Insurance Administration)

(b) Quality Inspection Student Trainee series 1981 (Agricultural Commodities Aid)

(c) Social Science Student Trainee series 0199 (Archaeology, Economist and Economic Assistant, General Anthropology, History, Geography, Foreign Agriculture Affairs, International Relations, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Workforce Research, and Analysis)  

(d) Science and Technology Fields:  Biological Science Student Trainee series 0499 (Agronomy, Botany, Fish Biology, Forestry, Range Technician, Soil Conservation Technician/Soil Conservation Specialist, General Natural Resources Management, and Biological Sciences)  

(e) Engineering and Architecture Student Trainee series 0899 (Agricultural Engineering, Engineering Technical, Safety Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Survey Technical, Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering)

Let's Work Together

For more information, please contact Patricia Morales, Program Manager at


An important objective of mano-Y-ola's talent development and recruitment initiative is to educate, recruit and connect talented interns to USDA jobs across the US and agency networks. We offer up-to-date USDA information, mentoring, coaching, and foster relationships with successful and experienced mYo interns.


To learn more about the career paths of former mYo interns working with the USDA, visit the section, Where Are They Now in Internships.

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