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Career Opportunities

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recruits a diverse group of talented, creative, motivated professionals who are invested in shaping the future of food and agricultural science. 

Current NIFA Jobs

Intensive hiring efforts are currently underway at NIFA to recruit highly qualified candidates for vacant positions. We are conducting a nationwide search to find people who will be dedicated to helping us fulfill our mission.

NIFA has career opportunities in a variety of scientific disciplines covering engineering, food science, forestry, education, animal and crop sciences, and many other agriculture-related disciplines. We employ specialists, grants management specialists, accountants, budget analysts, communications professionals, administrative professionals, and other career fields.

Current NIFA job openings are listed on USAJobs. In many cases, multiple positions are being filled under a single vacancy announcement. The number of vacancies is indicated on each USAJobs vacancy announcement under the Location section. Check back frequently as we continue to announce new career opportunities.

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USDA Internship Program

Students and recent graduates may join NIFA through the OneUSDA Internship Program Specific job opportunities vary by office. Specific job opportunities vary by office. Visit for more information.

USDA Scholarship Programs

Explore USDA scholarship opportunities in a variety of professional and scientific fields.

USDA Recruitment Resources

A quick reference guide, information for Veterans and employees with disabilities, and other resources can be found on the USDA Office of Human Resources Management Recruitment Management web page.

USDA/NIFA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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