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This position may be based remotely or in-person at ASTA’s Alexandria, VA headquarters. If available, candidates will attend an ASTA meeting, dependent upon the internship term: Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference (January/February); Leadership Summit (June); Field Crop Seed Convention (December).

Key duties/job functions include:

  • Data Analysis and Reporting
    • Provide analysis of recent USDA reports on concentration and competition in the seed sector
    • Provide analysis of seed trade data to support ASTA international programs 
    • Develop analytics demonstration grower ROI for seed, contribution of seed improvement to productivity and sustainability metrics (land use, yield, etc) over time 
  • Monitor Administration Activity
    • Participate and monitor Agency briefings and stakeholder events
  • Support ASTA Trade Policy Efforts
    • Support ASTA staff on the activities of ASTA committees and working groups as assigned
    • Help with policy research on key issues, including issues pertaining to USTR’s trade policy agenda
  • If appropriate, ASTA conference support 
    • Assist with pre-conference logistics 
    • Attend the conference and provide on-site support as assigned 
    • Participate in relevant student programming