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The Smithfield Foods internship program offers students a paid opportunity to work in an environment that fosters real-life experiences, explores career options, and applies your education. You will become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects. Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but offers equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity. Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks.
Our Summer Internship roles will be based in various locations across the country and offer potential travel opportunities. You will have exposure and the opportunity to broaden your skills through impactful work, mentored relationships, and will gain real world exposure to different disciplines on Smithfield’s team.
Focus on assignments and projects within your identified track
Support Tech Services and have additional exposure to FSQA, R&D, Labeling and Specs
Complete Learning Plan and master the skills and tasks identified
Attend team and customer meetings within your functional area
Develop and execute process and procedures to alleviate challenges within your functional area
Create formal proposals and presentations to various levels of management
Attend developmental training and workshops for the Summer Internship Program
Cross-Collaborate with current interns on a summer project
Present during End-of-Summer Presentations to Executive Leadership, Management and Peers
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Agribusiness, Meat Science, Food Science, Animal Science or related major.
Must have completed your sophomore year in college.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, and AutoCAD.
Willingness to learn and work in a team environment.
Proactive thinker and self-motivated.
Strong time, project, and organizational management skills.
The ability to work independently.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.