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Student Volunteer Program
The Forest Service offers unpaid internships to students as part of the Federal Student Volunteer Program. Students can explore various occupations while still enrolled in an academic program. Call Don Hansen at (703) 605-4851, or write requesting information to:

USDA
, Office of Human Resources Management
Attn: Department of Student Programs Manager
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 309-W, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Bldg.
Washington, DC 20250-9600


USDA National Scholars Program
Each year USDA provides a number of full 4-year scholarships to students who will attend one of the Historically Black 1890 Institutions. Candidates must major in agriculture-related fields, including biological sciences and forestry, and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants for these scholarships must be high school seniors with an SAT score of at least 1000, or a score of 21 or higher on the American College Testing examination. The application deadline is January 15 each year. Contact the USDA Liaison Officer from one of the 1890 Institutions or the Program Manager at (301)504- 2223. You may also write to the following address, or go to the USDA Web Site: http://1890scholars.program.usda.gov

USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service
Attn: USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Manager
STOP 5474
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705

USDA Summer Intern Program
College students or high school seniors who have been accepted by a college may receive paid summer internships with substantive work assignments with agencies of the USDA in Washington, DC and throughout the nation. The first applications are usually screen by late February or early March. For more information, write the following address or go to the USDA Web Site: www.usda.gov/da/employ/intern.htm

USDA, Office of Human Resources Management
Attn: Department of Student Programs Manager
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 309-W, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Bldg.
Washington, DC 20250-9600


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Internship Program
Each summer the Forest Service participates in the 10-week paid HACU Internship Program, offering students with a GPA of 3.0 or better an opportunity to explore Federal government careers. For more information, contact HACU at (202) 833-8361, fax: 202-496-9177, email www.hacu.net, or write, mentioning your interest in an internship with the U.S. Forest Service, to:

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Governmental Relations Office
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 605
Washington, DC 20036