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Volunteer Student Program: Common Questions

1. What salary and benefits will students receive?
This is a Volunteer Student Program and the student will not be eligible for any salary or benefits. 

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2. What is the length of this employment program?
At a minimum, the student will be asked to commit to 1 week; however, certain schools require more weeks in order to receive school credit. Students may work during any of their breaks (summer, winter, senior block, etc.), but it depends on the availability, dates, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) mentor in the area. 

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3. What are the locations of the positions under the FSIS Voluntary Student Program?
We have mentors in various locations throughout the country.

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4. If the student needs to relocate, does FSIS help to locate housing?
Housing and travel are NOT covered under the Voluntary Student Program. Student should choose a location that is near family/friends or school if possible. 

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5. If there are periods of travel while working with the mentor, what expenses will FSIS cover?
Travel is NOT covered if going from plant to plant with the mentor. In some cases, you may be able to ride along with the mentor. 

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6. When will the student know if he/she has been approved to work under the Volunteer Student Program?
The student will be notified via email either way, if their dates, location, and availability work out. Student will need to sign a student agreement form if the opportunity is available. 

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Last Modified May 30, 2013