Smithfield Foods

Research & Development Intern - Summer 2018

ID
2017-6760
US-VA-Smithfield
Category
Internships
Type
Intern
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Shift
Corporate - Day Shift

Overview

The Smithfield 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. 

 

 

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Responsibilities

  • 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 Research & Development team. 
  • Basic understanding of product development process from ideation to finished product.
  • Understand meat quality and factors affecting finished product in both fresh and processed meats.
  • Understand ingredient functionality and how to formulate both fresh and processed products.
  • Have processing skills needed to successfully create various finished products from raw material.

Qualifications

  • Agri Business or Food Science major preferred
  • Must have completed your sophomore year in college
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have working experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have the willingness to learn and work in a team environment
  • Must be a proactive thinker and self-motivated
  • Must have completed your Sophomore year by start of internship.

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