Agriculture Policy Updates and Trends

Project Title Agriculture Policy Updates and Trends
Project Summary Assist the Office of Agriculture Policy (AGP) at the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) in identifying and reporting developments and trends in global agricultural trade and related policies, and assist in organizing AGP’s contacts and organizations database.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office EB
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

Did you know that the United States exports over $100 billion in agriculture every year? The diversity of U.S. agriculture not only includes wheat, potatoes, corn, oranges, apples, poultry, beef, pork, lobsters, and salmon, but also soybean, flowers, wine, oil seeds, and seeds. In the 21st century, farming continues to transform with the introduction of new technology in management and distribution, and agriculture biotechnology is changing farming worldwide. At the Office of Agriculture Policy in EB, we need someone to help us keep track of developments in agriculture and policies affecting our nation’s ability to trade in agricultural products. Every week, the intern will be expected to assist officers in writing one paragraph reports and to provide a weekly summary. By the end of the program, the intern will produce a paper analyzing the trends identified from the daily reports. The intern will develop a system and a shared database of contacts of this office.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

Strong skills in MS Office, including Access, and in Adobe products are a real plus.