The Arkansas Agriculture Department will host paid summer internship positions from May through July. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, March 1.

Interns will be responsible for promoting programs offered through the Southern United States Trade Association, which provide Arkansas agricultural businesses access to opportunities in international markets.

“Many Arkansas companies are not aware of the funding that is available to help them access international markets,” Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward said in a news release. “Our interns become experts in SUSTA programs and provide detailed information to interested producers.”

“Beyond the direct benefit to Arkansas producers we are also proud to provide students with an opportunity to work in our state’s largest industry,” he said.

Students studying agricultural business, agricultural economics, business, international business, marketing, or related fields are preferred.

To be considered, students must be enrolled in coursework for a degree and in good standing with a university.

To apply, students should submit a resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation from a current teacher or professor to Christian Olson at by Thursday, March 1.