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US Government & International Institutions

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development - Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD)

Description:

OECD work in trade supports a strong, rules-based multilateral trading system and recommends further trade liberalization that contributes to economic growth, higher living standards and sustainable development. In agriculture we measure government support to the sector, assess the medium-term outlook for commodity markets, manage standards for agricultural commodities, and advise on policies for sustainable use of farm and fisheries resources.

Headquarters:

OECD
2
rue André Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16, France

Contact:

Offer:

  • Career employment
  • Limited term appointments
  • Internships (unpaid) (requires a Memorandum of Agreement between university/institution of origin)

Categories:

Trade liberalization; services trade; trade and development; export credits; agricultural trade; agricultural policies; sustainable agriculture; fisheries; biosafety – BioTrack; and agricultural pesticides and biocides

Locations:

  • US (Washington DC)
  • Europe
  • North, Central & South America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • the Pacific
  • Middle East

Other:

OECD offers a Junior Professionals Programme aimed at young professionals under the age of 33.

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Description:

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. FAO’s activities comprise four main areas: putting information within reach; sharing policy expertise; providing a meeting place for nations; and bringing knowledge to the field.

Headquarters:

FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy

Contact:

Offer:

  • Career Employment
  • Limited term appointments (projects)
  • Internships (3-6 months)
  • Volunteering

Categories:

Core activities (agriculture; economic and social; fisheries and aquaculture; forestry; natural resources; technical cooperation)

Global issues (avian flu; biodiversity; bioenergy; climate change; food safety; hunger; Millennium Development Goals; water; world food situation)

Locations:

  • United States (primarily at UN headquarters in New York City)
  • Europe
  • North, Central & South America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • the Pacific
  • Middle East

Other:

FAO offers a junior professional programme aimed at young professionals under the age of 32.

United States Agency of International Development (USAID)

Description:

The United States Agency of International Development (USAID) has a long history of extending a helping hand to people overseas struggling to make a better life. It is a history that both advances U.S. foreign policy interests as well as reflects the American people's compassion and support of human dignity.

Headquarters:

Information Center

U.S. Agency for International Development

Ronald Reagan Building

Washington, D.C. 20523-1000

Contact:

  • Tel (main): 202-712-0000
  • Tel (information specialists): 202-712-4810
  • Fax: 202-216-3524
  • Email: use the inquiry form.

Offer:

  • Career employment
  • Limited term appointments
  • Internships (paid and unpaid)
  • Fellowships

Categories:

Economic prosperity; democracy and good governance; global health; environmental sustainability and education; prevent and recover from conflicts; humanitarian assistance

Locations:

  • United States (primarily in D.C. metro area)
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Central & South America
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Middle East

Other:

Most positions require a mixture of education and experience. Fellowships are usually 2 years but can be extended depending on circumstance up to 4 years.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Description:

We (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)) provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. We want to be recognized as a dynamic organization that is able to efficiently provide the integrated program delivery needed to lead a rapidly evolving food and agriculture system.

Headquarters:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250

Contact:

  • Search for a sub-agency or office for more specific contact information
  • General Tel: 202-720-2791

Offer:

  • Career employment
  • Limited term appointments
  • Co-ops
  • Internships (paid)
  • Scholarships

Categories:

USDA is composed of various sub-agencies and offices that focus on:

  • Farm and foreign agricultural services
  • food, nutrition and consumer services
  • food safety
  • marketing and regulatory programs
  • natural resources and environment
  • research, education, and economics
  • rural development

Locations:

  • Throughout the United States
  • Select places abroad

Other:

United States Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Description:

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. FAS staff identify problems, provide practical solutions, and work to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture and support U.S. foreign policy around the globe. FAS’s work can be seen in four main areas: trade policy; market development and assistance; data and analysis; and international development.

Headquarters:

Foreign Agricultural Service

1400 Independence Ave. SW

Washington, D.C. 20250

Contact:

Find specific contact information for offices.

Offer:

  • Career employment
  • Limited term appointments
  • Internships (paid and unpaid)

Categories:

Commodities (biofuels, citrus, coffee, cotton, dairy, deciduous fruit, grains, oilseeds, planting seeds, potatoes, processed products, raisins, meat/livestock/poultry/eggs, organic products, stone fruit, sugar, tree nuts, wine)

Trade (data, negotiations & agreements, science & technology, market development)

Development (food aid, trade & exchanges, rebuilding agriculture and food security)

Locations:

  • United States (Washington, DC)
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • the Pacific
  • North, Central, & South America
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Middle East

Other:

FAS has additional information about the International Agricultural Internship Program on their website.

World Bank & International Development Association (IDA)

Description:

Six strategic themes drive the World Bank’s work focusing on: the poorest countries; fragile and conflict-affected states; the Arab world; middle-income countries; global public goods issues; and delivery of knowledge and learning services.

Headquarters:

The World Bank

1818 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20433 USA

Contact:

  • Tel: (202) 473 1000
  • Fax: (202) 477 6391

Offer:

  • Career employment
  • Limited term appointments
  • Internships
  • Fellowships
  • Scholarships

Categories:

Agriculture (business; education/training/extension; research; trade; risk management; biodiversity; climate change; fisheries & aquaculture; forestry; irrigation & drainage; livestock; land policy & management)

Water (rural supply; management; sanitation & hygiene)

Rural Development (private sector; community; gender; finance; livelihoods; transport)

Locations:

  • United States (Washington, DC)
  • Central & South America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia
  • the Pacific

Other:

For more information about scholarships/fellowships, visit the World Bank website.