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Department of Agriculture seeks rural communities for internship program

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Source: Texas Department of Agriculture

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is inviting proposals from rural communities for the Texas Rural Internship Program. The program provides urban college students, who are at least juniors, an opportunity to experience life in a rural Texas community during the summer.

The program gives a unique, educational and productive summer internship that will mutually benefit the student and the community.

Participating communities have benefited from the program with a new perspective and talent from an intern to include updated technical skills, fresh computer skills, and working knowledge of social networking. In previous years, interns performed a variety of tasks and projects benefiting the host community.

Communities must submit a proposal by 5 p.m. March 15, 2016 to the TDA. In the proposal, communities will outline the work experience or project that would be assigned to a student intern. Communities also will provide details on room and board for the student, community service opportunities, opportunities for the student to gain knowledge about government and non-government organizations and unique regional opportunities.

The internship is designed to last five to ten weeks — one or two summer sessions. Internship dates are negotiable based on the schedule of the student intern and the host community.

> Read the full announcement for more details about applying to be a host community.

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