Student Trainee (Technical Information/Nutrition & Food Safety).

  • National Agricultural Library
  • Aug 15, 2019
Intern Administrative

Job Description

Dear Colleagues,

The National Agricultural Library (Beltsville, MD) has a job opportunity for a Student Trainee (Technical Information/Nutrition & Food Safety).

The position is open to students.

The GS-5 position is open from Thursday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  For details please see the announcement --

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division, Information and Customer Services Branch, Nutrition and Food Safety Program.

This is a temporary, excepted service position not-to-exceed 1 year or less and may be extended in increments not-to-exceed 1 year or less for up to 8 years in total, when the student intern remains eligible for the program.

Major Duties Include:

  • Support identification on new resources, outreach to partner organizations/agencies for new content, and overall management of website functionality.
  • Aid in the development of content to be used on social media platforms.
  • Support the development of the library's digital collections and exhibits that pertain to nutrition and food safety.
  • Support the public reference services at NAL as they pertain to nutrition and food safety.
  • Support the process for responding to public inquiries, including training on the internal reference tracking systems.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  We also request that you share this announcement with other potential candidates.

Please direct questions to:

Aryelle Smith 

Phone: 703-259-9477 



Please forgive any cross-postings.


Carlos Martinez III
Metadata Specialist - Team Lead
Acquisitions & Metadata Branch
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave.,
Beltsville, MD 20705



$18.19 to $23.64 per hour