Now is the time to consider an internship at CDFA, and with it an opportunity to be part of an agency that supports one of the greatest food production systems in the world.
With 80,500 farms and ranches, California agriculture is a $50 billion dollar industry that generates at least $100 billion in related economic activity. CDFA’s mission is, “To serve the citizens of California by promoting and protecting a safe, healthy food supply; and enhancing local and global agricultural trade through efficient management, innovation, and sound science; with a commitment to environmental stewardship.”
CDFA strives to support innovation and agricultural diversity. One way to support these efforts is through working with future generations of agriculturalists. The CDFA Internship Program is designed for college students of all majors and backgrounds who have an interest in agriculture, California government, and public service. Internships are for students looking to gain a better understanding of California agriculture, as well as the role CDFA has among the state’s agricultural systems. Internships are available in a variety of divisions within CDFA.
Internships are available to students year-round and generally last 10-16 weeks. Students should be available for at least 8 — 10 hours per week, up to 30 hours per week, depending on the internship offered.
Prerequisites may include:
- Enrolled in an accredited U.S. College
- Good academic standing
- At least 18 years of age