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Management Service Assistant ARS-DAAFM (Virtual)

Job Description 

• Ability to recognize omissions of information and other errors.

• Ability to establish and maintain a variety of files

• Create, update, and remove accounts in Omnilert (Agency Alert Notification System)

• Review records for non-citizen visitor to ensure all information is accurate and no fields are missing.

• Contact locations to obtain non-citizen information.

• Assist with editing and ensuring accuracy through researching information on HSPD-12 reports.


• Provide administrative assistance to the Homeland Security Division

• Support Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 program.

• Assist with managing the Agency Alert Notification System.

• Research Non-Citizen Program Information

• Support Homeland Security Division Initiatives

Location: Virtual  

Hours per week: Flexible  

(Minimum 20 hours Maximum 40 hours per week)   

Preferred majors: 

  • Criminal Justice
  • Business Administration
  • Safety Studies
  • Homeland Security
  •  Operations Management
  • Law Enforcement


Education Level: 

Undergraduate students 

Graduate Students 

Desired Skills: 

Proficient in 

  • Computer use
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint


Interns will report to the Agricultural Research Service - DAAFM.

Interns will receive guidance and feedback from supervisor daily, weekly, or as needed. 

Interns formal evaluation are completed at the following segments of the internship session, Mid-term and Final Performance Evaluation. 

Conditions of Employment 

You must be a US Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident. 

Must be in good academic standing as defined by their academic institution. 

Unofficial Transcript can be used when applying for the position 

Satisfactory Background investigation and/or fingerprint check. 

The position is renewable, based upon effective performance, availability of funds, and program needs, with the possibility of a multiple-year appointment.  

Documents to have when applying: 


Pay information: 

Undergraduate students (Associates and Bachelor's degree seeking students): $17.20 

Graduate students (Masters and Doctorate degree seeking students: $18.75 

How to apply: 

Complete HACU Application via: 

New Applicants  

Returning Applicants  

The internship with the USDA that you were selected for is offered through a third-party provider – the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). You need to complete their application before the official offer letter can be drafted and sent for your review.  

Note: You do not need to wait on documents such as official transcripts, references, and so on to submit your application. You can upload a placeholder in its place and submit via email when you receive them. 

Responding to Flyer or E-mail: 

E-mail resume and introduction to  

Copy/Type E-mail subject line as shown in flyer/email 


General Information 

About USDA and HACU 

For the past 27 years, USDA has partnered with HACU to provide internship opportunities for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide valuable professional experience for students while also exposing students to the important work that is done at USDA. The students also make significant contributions to the sub-agencies. 

This partnership with HACU represents a larger USDA strategy aimed at ensuring a diverse, prepared, and competitive workforce that is vital to establishing a sustainable agricultural future. As a result of their positive internship experiences and supportive and inclusive culture at USDA, many former HACU students are now members of the USDA permanent workforce. 

 To learn more visit: USDA Agricultural Research Services (ARS) [] & Hispanic Association of University and Colleges National Internship Program []