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William F. Helms Internship Program

Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are undergraduate sophomores or juniors at an accredited U.S. college or university. They must be studying a subject in agriculture or the biological sciences and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must agree to work for the Agency during school breaks (both summer and holiday breaks) a minimum of 640 hours prior to completion of studies. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.


Application Deadline Varies
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Internship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? yes
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Average $5,000

Contact Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
c/o Juanita Whiting
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250 United States

Phone: (301) 851-2062
Fax: 202-720-2365

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