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These internships are designed to give two Virginia Tech undergraduate students from historically marginalized groups an opportunity to work with the USGS for a summer internship, followed by an academic year of continued mentorship through the USGS and the VWRRC. Students should have an interest in water resources and should complete their junior year in the spring semester of 2023.

The selected students will work with the USGS Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center in Richmond, VA for the summer of 2023. Students will be offered a $5,000 stipend to help cover living expenses, along with an hourly wage of $15/hr.

The primary focus of the internships will be field data collection with mentoring by USGS scientists on how data networks are designed and how USGS data are utilized at both local and national scales to manage and protect water resources. Underserved students with an interest in gaining hands-on experience in the collection and use of groundwater, surface-water, and water-quality data and its application in managing local, state, and national water resources should apply. Additional mentorship will be provided to interns throughout the 2023-2024 academic year.

Who is encouraged to apply?  

  • Virginia Tech students with an interest in water resources and who complete their junior year in the spring semester of 2023 that identify as first generation and/or from a historically marginalized group. 

The application deadline is Feb. 17, 2023.
Start date: week after spring 2023 finals
End date: week before fall 2023 classes
For more information:

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Colonial Farm Credit
Loan Officer Intern
Deadline to apply: Jan. 31, 2023

Coastal Agrobusiness
Summer 2023 internship
Millers Tavern, VA
The internship will include warehouse work, tissue sampling, soil sampling, and assisting with deliveries to the farm. This is a great opportunity to network with local farmers and agribusiness professionals. There will also be opportunities for conferences and field days with the sales staff.

If you are interested in the position, please contact Chuck Unser (General manager) at 804-512-8662.


Posted January 2023

Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley
Small Watershed Coordinator
Details and apply

Farm Credit of the Virginias

We are excited to announce that we are seeking candidates to fill two Credit and Lending Trainee positions. This entry-level position will consist of gaining a well-rounded view of our credit and lending functions, with a final destination in a credit or lending position. This position will work through a structured plan for approximately 12 months. We will accept applications through February 15th. DETAILS AND APPLY

Big M Farm Services

  • Job Title: Ag Retail Store Manager
  • Location: Meadowview, Virginia
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Salary: $50k+ depending on experience with additional compensation based on performance

Big M Farm Services is a local agricultural retail store located in Meadowview, Virginia. Big M Farm Services supplies fertilizer, seed, feed, chemicals, and supplies to Southwestern Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, while maintaining a fertilizer application business. We are currently seeking a new store manager to oversee the entire operation. This person will directly report to the board. DETAILS AND APPLY

Undergraduate contact
Katie White

Graduate contact
Normand Adams

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