Smithfield Foods

Finance Intern - Summer 2018

US-MO-Kansas City
FLSA Status
Corporate - Day Shift


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.


  • 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 Finance team. 
  • Prepare budget templates by cost center for plants utilizing spreadsheet data.
  • Assist with budget and Activity Based Costing (ABC) process.
  • Validate packaging and ingredient usage from the shop floor to the product specification codes (specs) and Build of Materials (BOMs).
  • Aide in performing fixed asset audits and investigating Accounts Payable (AP) matching and pricing issues.
  • Run daily yields and investigate potential issues.
  • This internship will focus highly on Financial Planning and Analysis.


  • Agribusiness, AgEcon, Finance, or Accounting 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


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