Congressional Agricultural Fellowship
The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship
is a valuable opportunity for undergraduate students to serve as agricultural liaisons in Washington, D.C., where they spend 12 weeks interning on Capitol Hill.
Purpose: To provide students the opportunity to learn directly from congressional representatives, build a network, and gain experience in agricultural policy making.
Sponsor: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)
EL Area: Internship
Agricultural Fellows gain first-hand experience working with state and national leaders and experts while representing Georgia agriculture. Students attend Agriculture Committee hearings, prepare briefs, conduct agricultural research, meet with constituents, and participate in other duties relevant to the Congressional office. Through these experiences, students hone their communication and policy skills while making invaluable professional connections.
“Established in 1997, The Congressional Ag Fellows Program has given over 119 students the unique opportunity to live in Washington, D.C. for the summer and intern with Georgia's Congressional Delegation. Ag Fellows have assisted the Offices on agricultural, food and environmental policy development."
-Dr. Josef Broder, CAES Associate Dean for Academic Affairs