CDFA Inspection Services Division

Inspection Services Internships

Now accepting applications for
Summer 2017 Internship

Learn About Our Interns

Learn About Our Interns
Ride-alongs allow interns real hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with and learn from inspectors in the field.

The Internship Program will provide interns with the opportunity to work with branches within CDFA, tour various companies within the California agriculture industry, gain hands on experience with inspectors participating in inspection ride-alongs. be exposed to policy in agriculture and current issues in industry,while demonstrating Inspection Services’ role in California’s food and agriculture systems.

In addition, interns will work on assigned branch specific projects that will contribute to the success of the Division, working closely with a mentor from Inspection Services. The intern project will be completed within the specific Inspection Services branches including, but not limited to Inspection & Compliance, Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services, the Center for Analytical Chemistry, Cal Cannabis, and the Office of Farm to Fork.

California Department of Food and Agriculture Internship Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Inspection Services is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Internship Program. The Division of Inspection Services is offering paid internships for college students, and recent college graduates, seeking to gain a better understanding of agriculture in California.

Interns will be paid between $12-14 per hour, up to 40 hours per week. Dates will be determined based upon individual school schedules.

Applicants will be hired as seasonal state employees, and are required to apply through the CalCareer website ( Requirements to apply include:

intership terms

Applications must be received by February 16, 2016. Interviews will take place in the spring, and the internship will start in early summer and be completed by fall. Exact dates will be determined based upon individual school schedules.

Thank you for your interest. Should you have questions, please call (916) 900-5197, or email