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Congressional Agricultural Fellowship

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and several Georgia Congressional offices offer summer fellowship opportunities for students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Students serve as agricultural liaisons while in Washington, D.C.

What is the Congressional Agricultural Fellowship?

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Congressional Offices of Johnny Isakson, Sanford Bishop, Austin Scott, Doug Collins, Buddy Carter and Rick Allen are pleased to offer summer fellowship opportunities for students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • attend agriculture committee hearings,
  • prepare briefs,
  • conduct ag research,
  • meet with constituents,
  • write a paper detailing his/her Washington experience as an Ag intern and
  • earn 3 semester credit hours toward an undergraduate degree.

Applicant Information

Minimum requirements:
Applicants must:

  • have completed at least 60 semester hours, with the most recent 15 completed within the University System of Georgia,
  • continue undergraduate study at UGA (Chambliss, Bishop & Kingston),
  • have a good academic standing,
  • have good interpersonal and public relations skills,
  • have a record of campus involvement,
  • have a background or interest in agriculture, food and natural resources policy and
  • give oral and written presentations about their experience.

Application deadline:
Applications for summer participation are accepted from December through February 1.

Submit application materials online at:
https://secure.caes.uga.edu/CAESScholarships

Learn about the experience of an Ag Fellow

"This program allowed for me the opportunity to combine my in class teachings and my out-of-class experience, in a real work place scenario, that was centered around my future career.  While I was able to work with other areas of interest while in D.C., I enjoyed being able to use my experiences and gain new ones while being an advocate for agriculture." - Brianna Roberts, 2016 Congressional Ag Fellow                          Read more of Brianna's story

 

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