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IIP-USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service Brazil
Brasilia, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Research
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. FAS leads USDA’s efforts to help developing countries improve their agricultural systems and build their trade capacity. FAS also partners with the U.S. Agency for International Development to administer U.S. food aid programs, helping people in need around the world. FAS’s non-emergency food aid programs help meet recipients’ nutritional needs and also support agricultural development and education. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is represented in Brazil with its 3 offices: the Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), both located at the United States Embassy in Brasília, and the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO), located at the United States Consulate General in São Paulo. OAA is in charge, among other activities, of the dialogue between the governments of Brazil and the United States in matters related to agriculture and agricultural issues and of making their relations in this field closer. APHIS is responsible for the procedures regarding the sanitary and phytosanitary inspection of animal and plants for export and import.ATO's purpose is to assist U.S. companies that export food, beverages and other agro-industrial products to enter the Brazilian market. ATO also assists for free Brazilian companies looking for U.S. products. The office offers its infra-structure to ensure that the contact between exporting U.S. companies and Brazilian importers takes place quickly and is successful.IIP placements in Brazil are offered in Brasilia (OAA). 
Intern responsibilities: Here are the descriptions of responsibilities at each location:
  • The Office of Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia covers a range of important agricultural topics.  IIP intern responsibilities may include commodity analysis, to trade policy, climate change and food security research.  Daily duties will vary, but will include data analysis, report writing, correspondence, and attending meetings with key agricultural contacts.
  • Working as part of the team in the Agricultural Trade Office in Sao Paulo, the IIP intern will play an important role in supporting their Agricultural Specialist and Agricultural Marketing Specialist and working alongside their Agricultural Assistant to write focused reports on the agricultural situation in Brazil.  Topics will vary depending on individual interests.  In addition to producing written reports that will be published via the FAS Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) system, day to day duties will vary depending on ongoing marketing activities, but may include attending local events and reporting out, supporting ATO staff at promotional activities, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in economics, business, international commerce and policy, history, government, agriculture, development and/or food security are encouraged to apply.  A knowledge of food and agriculture would be an asset.  Candidates must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing in Portuguese or Spanish.

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.