Georgia Department of Agriculture

Internship Opportunities

Since Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black took office in 2011, the Georgia Department of Agriculture has hosted dozens of interns in various divisions and sections within the Department’s oversight. These students come from several Georgia universities and colleges, studying majors both directly and indirectly relating to agriculture. In the coming semesters, the Department looks forward to expanding and promoting its internship program. Students who are interested in a possible internship opportunity with the Department can learn more here and submit an application.

Internship positions are primarily based out of the Department’s headquarters building in Downtown Atlanta, with additional positions at the Tifton Laboratory, which serves as the Department’s South Georgia base of operations. Some travel may be expected during an internship, which will last anywhere from 10-16 weeks, with hours depending on the division and specific requirements of an individual internship. Depending on the needs of the Department, multiple internships may be available in each major division: Administration, Animal Industry, Food Safety, Fuel and Measures, Marketing, and Plant Industry. Read up on each of our divisions here

Internship Term

Application Deadline

Start Date

End Date

Spring 2016

Friday, October 16

Monday, January 11

Friday, April 29

Summer 2016

Friday, February 12

Monday, May 16

Friday, July 29


2014 Summer Interns

Angela Edge, Regulatory Affairs Intern
Angela Edge

Angela Edge is majoring in Food Science at The University of Georgia. At 22, Angela is from Braselton and is currently a member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority.

Taylor Orgeron, Policy Intern
Taylor Orgeron

Taylor Orgeron recently graduated from Georgia College with a degree in Political Science. Taylor, from Marietta, is 21 years old and will be attending Mercer Law School in the fall.

Maggie Dudacek, Press Intern
Maggie Dudacek

Maggie Dudacek, 22, is completing dual bachelors and masters degrees in Agricultural and Applied Economics and Agribusiness from The University of Georgia. Maggie is originally from Suwanee and is a huge Atlanta Braves fan.

Alison McKay, Chemical Laboratories Intern
Alison McKay

Alison McKay earned her BSES in Environmental Chemistry. From Lilburn, Alison, 22, is a recent graduate from The University of Georgia who drives a bug!

Thomas Griffin, Fuel Lab Intern
Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin is dual majoring in Chemistry and Physics at Georgia State University. At 18 years old, Thomas has just graduated high school and is from Ocilla, GA.

Eythan Franklin, Regulatory Affairs Intern
Eythan Franklin

Eythan Franklin is majoring in Food Science from The University of Georgia. At 22, Eythan is from Dacula and is the co-chairman of the UGA Block and Bridle’s Great Southland Stampede Rodeo.

Jessica Fife, Marketing Administration Intern

Jessica Fife, 22, will be graduating from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in December with a degree in Diversified Agriculture. Originally from Hoschton, Jessica has won seven medals in the Junior Olympics for clogging!


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