Minimum Qualifications Position Qualifications:
a) Enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution, with preferred areas of study in: Food Marketing, Agriculture Communications, Marketing, Agriculture Business, or a similar major/field.
b) Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
c) Ability to organize and implement programs and services.
d) Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
NYS Student Intern Program - Eligibility Requirements:
To be considered for the “New” New York Leaders: Student Intern Program, students must:
• Be a United States citizen or foreign national eligible to work in the United States
• Be 18 years of age or older
• Be actively enrolled in a New York State college, university, or graduate program, or be a resident of New York State, attending a college, university, or graduate program outside of New York State*
• Have completed a minimum of one (1) year as a student at a degree-granting two or four-year college or university (completion of one year's worth of academic credits over a longer period may qualify part-time students for participation in the program), or be a currently enrolled graduate student or accepted in a graduate degree program
• Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, or the letter grade equivalent
A student intern should have the following skills:
• Analytical and evaluative skills
• Interpersonal and communication skills
• Organizational skills, efficiency, and flexibility
• Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email software, internet searching, and other programs
Applicants may come from any academic discipline. Candidates must be available to work at assigned New York State offices. Opportunities are available statewide.
Duties Description Duties include, but are not limited to:
a) Update and maintain the Food Export USA-Northeast database of New York companies involved in or interested in exporting food and select agriculture products.
b) Provide assistance in organizing and planning international marketing activities for NY agricultural products with Food Export USA-Northeast staff.
c) Promote and recruit companies for specific activities sponsored by Food Export USA.
d) Conduct research and create reports based on products or markets that are related to state company interests.
e) Create and develop materials on the various export programs.
f) Generate success stories of New York companies that have participated in Food Export USA- Northeast activities.
Additional Comments The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking a Student Assistant to provide support for New York State businesses to participate in programs and services offered through Food Export USA-Northeast. Food Export USA-Northeast is a non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and agricultural products from the northeast region of the United States in foreign markets. The selected student will be a contract employee with Food Export USA–Northeast, supervised by Department of Agriculture and Markets staff, and based in Department’s Albany, NY offices (Division of Agricultural Development).
The International Marketing Program Student Intern is a temporary position paying $15.00/hour. It's expected this position will last from October 2, 2023, to April 24, 2024, with the possibility of an extension beyond April 24, 2024. We are seeking an intern for a minimum of 20 hours/week. There is potential for a flexible schedule between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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.
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/.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingEligible and interested candidates must use this link to apply: Position Vacancy Online Application here: https://fs30.formsite.com/zMiW7u/afjxervo9a/index.html
Please submit a copy of your current resume, unofficial transcripts, and a cover letter within this application.
The deadline to apply for this internship through the portal is December 13, 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Sacco in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or Recruitment@agriculture.ny.gov.
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