Have you ever wondered what its like to work at the National Association of Wheat Growers in Washington, D.C.? If so, let me be the one to answer that question for you, because this summer I had the unique opportunity to intern with NAWG through the Texas A&M University Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Program. This program allowed me to become an intern to a company that is designed to be an expert in farm policy and more specifically the number one resource for wheat growers in Washington, D.C. If you wonder what its like to work with NAWG – I have one word: unpredictable. In the best way possible, my schedule is unpredictable, because my day could involve direct work with the board of directors or doing a write up about a new farm bill policy, or even assisting with a farm tour. This job is so unique due to the fact that every day has new challenges, or as I like to call them, opportunities. A few fast facts to let you know some of what I’ve had the opportunity to do.
- Work on brand-new legislation with real potential to positively impact the farming sector.
- Learn from industry leaders.
- Work on complex and critical portions of the farm bill.
So, now that you know a little bit more about my internship with NAWG – I have a question for you. If you’ve had an internship at some point – what was your experience in that role like? Thanks for reading!
National Association of Wheat Growers
Washington, D.C. | summer 2023