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Agricultural Development Student Internship (ID: 110008) for Summer 2024


Dept of Agriculture and Markets

10B Airline Drive
Albany , NY 12235
E-Mail: recruitment@agriculture.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 457-3216

Division/Unit: Agricultural Development


Web Site: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/(New Window)


Proposal Information


The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking three student assistants to support
the Division of Agricultural Development's various programs.

Farmer's Market Program: This student assistant position will assist the Farmers Market team with work as part of federal and state programs. Duties may include conducting outreach to farmers and markets, processing applications, maintaining the records in the program database, conducting fieldwork, sending out bulk mailings, preparing statistical data, answering phone and email inquiries, doing inventory, and other tasks as assigned by the program manager.

Grown and Certified Program: This student assistant position will perform numerous tasks related to the New York State Grown & Certified Program verification process. This program is a marketing and promotion brand of the Department, and also a critical designation in multiple food buying programs such as Nourish NY, the NYS 30% Initiative for school lunch, federal program purchasing and New York State agency purchases.

Farm Directory and 30% Initiative Program: This student assistant position will provide support for the data entry functions of the online Farm Directory as required by law and provide support through data management functions of the NYS 30% Initiative for school lunch.

These are temporary hourly, non-competitive class positions located at 10B Airline Drive in Albany, New York. These positions offer the ability to work 20-30 hours/week with a flexible schedule between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Student Assistant is a PEF bargaining-unit represented position with a competitive pay rate of $15.17 an hour.

Agricultural Development:
The Division of Agricultural Development is a dynamic division within the Department of Agriculture and Markets. This Division works to strengthen the viability and raise consumer awareness of New York's food and agricultural industry. The Division focuses on three major areas to achieve this goal: promoting the agricultural community; providing education and assistance to businesses; and overseeing farmers' markets and other initiatives that bring healthy foods into local communities.

Department Summary:
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State's food supply, land, and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York's agriculture industries.

If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, nutritious, and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.

To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/.



Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Interpersonal and communication skills

Analytical and evaluative skills

Organizational skills

Detail Oriented


Internship Areas: Agriculture, Economic Development, Financial Administration, Planning/Analysis/Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 3

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Sophomore

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Agricultural Studies, Business Administration, Environmental Studies, Financial Studies, Public Administration